Laura Rettig is an abstract artist in Fargo who, along with Kate Baldock, is one of the pioneering artists at Fargo’s new Mosaic District. Her love for art started at a very young age with parents who instilled curiosity and freedom to create, which has continued into adulthood to where she is now. Laura graduated from NDSU with a BA in Interior Design and then worked in the interior design field for a few years before pursuing a career in abstract art. Now a wife and mother, selling her art is Laura’s creative outlet that feels rewarding to share with others.
Laura provides in-stock, original art pieces, and is also available for commissioned pieces. She specializes in neutral abstracts with natural wood frames and is recently starting to offer a small selection of prints.
“Custom art is the perfect way to add a personal touch in your home,” said Laura. “Working directly with me ensures your art fits your design scheme and a one-of-a-kind piece to admire.” Laura offers a wide variety of price points-prints, small originals as well as oversized art. There’s a little something for everybody!
For creating commissioned pieces, a meeting can be set up in your home so that Laura can get a feel for your style and your vision for your art piece. Although she’s not currently practicing, Laura does have a Bachelors’s in Interior Design which greatly benefits her process of creating art. During your consultation, you can also discuss the many framing options, canvas types and color palettes to create something that’s unique to your style.
“Custom art is the perfect way to add a personal touch in your home”
Inspiration, Colors & Trends
When it comes to colors and moods, Laura loves keeping it neutral. She also loves a combination of warm woods and bold art that makes a statement. “I would’ve loved to be an artist during the abstract expressionism movement for the freedom, spontaneity and personal expression,” said Laura.
Growing up, Laura was inspired by her mom, who herself was an interior designer. “She always encouraged me to create and had many craft-themed parties,” said Laura. “I stay inspired through experimenting with new mediums and colors.”
For Laura, it’s all about making sure to have fun and create without any pressure. Art-making with her kids helps to keep her in that mindset.