COVER STORY – Laura Kucharyson, May Spotlight Artist

Visit Titusville’s Downtown Art Gallery this May to view the beautiful oil and acrylic paintings by award winning landscape artist Laura Kucharyson.  Her colorful depictions of Florida, be it the sea at sunrise, gently swaying palms or a happy manatee miniature, the paintings are sure to give you a new appreciation of the world we live in

Laura has been painting since she was 12 and has studied with famous artists.  From them she has learned attention to detail and mastery of color mixing.  While living in Colorado, Laura took advantage of hiking and camping with family to capture the golden colors of aspen trees in autumn, and the snowy wonderlands of the Colorado winters. After moving to Melbourne in 2006 the ocean called to her and became her new passion.

One unique item that you will find in every painting is a scripture verse. Some are easier to locate than others, so let your search begin. Laura’s goal is to capture God’s creation and to share this with others. It is her love for God, family and friends that motivates Laura to continue painting.

Laura enjoys teaching in her home studio and offers painting parties as well as ongoing classes.   She says the secret to growing as a person and an artist is to ”Always surround yourself with others who are excellent in their craft so you may continue challenging yourself and never think you are too old to learn.”

You can view Laura’s mesmerizing ocean scenes at the Downtown Art Gallery, 335 S. Washington Ave in historic downtown Titusville.  The gallery is open 11 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, Saturday 11am to 3 pm, or call for an appointment.  Laura’s work can also be seen online at  For more information call 321-268-0122 or go to the Gallery’s Facebook page.