Born and raised in New England, Laurie Gorman moved to Los Angeles to work in the music industry. She is a publicist at one of the most prestigious music management firms in the industry. She moved to Visalia in 2008 and loves being so close to the Sequoia National Forest. She has been painting watercolors for more than a decade, and sells her cards at the Visalia’s Farmer’s Market at Caldwell and Mooney on Saturday mornings. Her Oranges won Third Place at the Tulare County Fair, a Best Of Show award at Visalia’s Inagural Taste The Arts Festival, and was chosen for display as part of the Alliance For California Artists Open Competition. Her other interests are playing Mah Jongg, and her family, which include numerous felines.