Laurie VanBalen is a visual artist from central Ohio. She works primarily with oil paints and chalk pastels.
Her career in the arts includes painting commissions, book illustration, graphic design and theatre backdrops.

Laurie VanBalen is the founder and director of Art Soup Studio— providing 25 years of creative workshops and programs
for schools, libraries and community centers, in addition to classes for all ages in her home studio.