Laureen McMullan was born in Calgary and has been a painter and practicing artist all her life. She attended The Alberta College of Art for four years, receiving the “Queen Elizabeth Prize” three years in a row for a high grade point average in all subjects. In 1988 she moved to Vancouver Island for eleven years and was involved commercially in the art market there. In 1999 she moved back to Calgary to be in a “city atmosphere” and for the bright sunshine. Her art work has been in many shows and is in major collections in Canada, U.S.A. and Japan. Laureen is considered by the Alberta Culture to be a professional practicing artist in the province of Alberta.