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Laura Adams

Explorer, Artist and Speaker

Laura is internationally recognized as an accomplished explorer, landscape oil painter and speaker. Her love of exploration and learning has taken her all over the world: from solo climbing in the Himalayas in her early 20's, to ski guiding  amongst the big walls of Baffin Island. 

Alongside her professional guiding career, Laura has held senior leadership roles in the international outdoor community, including adviser to government and lead for a wide range of innovation projects. 

She is a passionate advocate of the natural world and for the peoples that live within them.  Her distinctive paintings convey dramatic landscapes and enable viewers to enter her perspective and feel her sense of connection to these wild places. 

Recently Laura was chosen as one of the  world's most adventurous women in the Mens Journal article The New Adventure Icons and by Explore as one of the women they admire for International Women's Day.  


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Impressionist landscape oil paintings


Compelling stories of vision and human potential 



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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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I may be out on an adventure when you reach out, however I'll get in touch as soon as I get back!