Laurel Daniel’s new body of work focuses on well-known surroundings… big skies, colorful Hill Country landscapes, and bountiful florals. With practiced hand and a loaded brush, Daniel approaches each subject matter with great reverence.Herenergetic, painterly mark-making reveals evidence of an ongoing search to capture the essence of our physical world. She notes that nature’s familiar rhythms and forms are steady constants in our ever-changing human experience. They give cause for hope, delivery from the unknown, and much needed respite in uncertain times. Daniel’s work reminds us to recognize nature’s gifts and encourages us to keep searching.