Some of my earliest memories come from accompanying my mother to her art classes at the Honolulu Academy of Art. Every week was a new adventure. Sometimes the art teacher would set me up with my own little easel and oil paints or finger paints and wax paper “canvases” just for fun. Other times I would be free to accompany one of the docents on her rounds of the Academy’s impressive collection. My artistic talent never emerged, but my great and lifelong love of the arts was born.
In the years that followed, my life has always revolved around fine art. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel throughout my life and have always taken advantage of “seeing it first hand.” Whether at Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, France or the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, wherever I’ve been it has always been important to see as much of the art, or visit the country of its origin, as I can.
Art is a part of our lives that is not a luxury, but a necessity. It feeds our souls and heightens our spirits. It is difficult for me to imagine a rich and fulfilling existence without the inspiration of artists and the art they create. Running a gallery and sharing the collection of which I am so proud, I am lucky enough to nurture my spirit, and that of those around me, every day.
Laura Segil, a native of Honolulu, blends backgrounds in fine art and design as director of Segil Fine Art. She holds a BA in Art History and has worked with Christie’s Art Auction House and the Polo/Ralph Lauren Home Collection, participated in the Royal Academy of Art’s program in Fine and Decorative Arts from the Renaissance to the Present Day, and formerly helmed the interior design and residential art consulting firm, LCD Design. She now shares her passion for fine art with others through Segil Fine Art. Laura is also an accredited appraiser of fine and decorative arts.
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