Sid Laser
Artist Statement

In painting I have found purposeful action.
Creating gives me a way to be.
I want to give the viewer an opportunity to find some enjoyment through the images.

I find inspiration from many sources. A sight, a dream, an idea. The ones that hit you like a brick are the best. As I came to realize I cannot be an old master and as I have a cartoon mind, I am learning to let my work become what it must be. I usually start with a quick sketch or two, but mainly work directly on the canvas and freely move things about until the composition suits me. In nature I see the large and the small, the plain and the intricate. I incorporate some of that whenever I can.

I believe the reality of things lies not in appearance but in an underlying essence. I like to impart lessons or fables sometimes,
and I think these also have an essence of their own. I am trying to find my vision into that essential quality of form and idea.


Sid Laser
2900‎ ‏Booth Ave.
Kansas City,‭ ‬MO‭ ‬64129

Kansas City Art Institute
1973-1977‎   ‏Painting

Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center

March – May 2014 / Solo Show

6545 W. 151st St.

Overland Park, KS 66223

Kansas City Artists Coalition
Underground Gallery
June 2013 / Solo Show
201 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO 64105

Kansas City Artists Coalition
‎ 2013 River Market Regional Exhibition / June

Urban Living Center
April 2013 / Solo Show
1705 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64108

Blue Djinn Gallery
March‭ ‬2013‭ ‬/‭ ‬Solo Show
1400‎ ‏Union Ave.
Kansas City,‭ ‬MO‭ ‬64101

Kansas City Artists Coalition

2012, 2013 & 2014 Art Auctions

Kansas City Artists Coalition
‎ 2011 River Market Regional Exhibition

2008‎ ‏Lions Club
‎ Donated Design for Lapel Pin and Plaque