Enriching Burien Through the Arts

Stay in Touch
Facebook Twitter


We are pleased to feature the paintings of Laura Bermes in the September-October exhibit titled “Out of Chaos” at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

“I use art as an opportunity to express and process emotions that bind and blind me, giving me relief from my own chaotic brain AND the process by which I create is based on a chaotic start,” Laura said. “I never know what I’m hoping for in regards to the finished painting or product.  It’s all about the process for me.  Every painting I produce is embedded with surreal colors and scenes.”

” I’m not worried about accuracy nor technique… My work is an expression of self-care;  painting and creating in general ease my mind and offer me a way to lean into my own imagination… and my imagination is rich with color.   Creating art for me brings relief and joy, and often opportunities for reflection,” she continued.

Laura paints on canvas, paper, furniture, and walls. She believes that art heals and creates opportunity for deeper connection within communities

Laura has been a school counselor with Highline Public Schools for many years, currently posted at Hilltop Elementary School. Several years ago, she took a year off from counselling and opened Community Folks Arts, a small art gallery in Burien on SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien.  During that year, she displayed over 70 local artists and hosted many gatherings that we all enjoyed. She has lived in the Highline area for nearly 30 years.

All works on display at the Museum are for sale. QR codes are posted at the exhibit for easy purchasing via credit card, or contact Burienarts@gmail.com if purchasing by check.