Laura Montllor started painting after working as an architect for 30 years, in partnership with her husband, Rick Box. After his death from a battle with brain cancer, she began daily walks by Long Island Sound. These natural landscapes provide a serene, life-affirming panacea that is evident in her pieces through their fluid vibrancy.
She says, “the wild, disobedient flow of the watercolor medium allows the earth’s natural rhythms to shine through”.
Her approach to painting is meditative and her hope is to inspire others to observe their world with mindfulness and renewed joy.
Laura is a Registered Architect, experienced practitioner, age-in-place and universal design expert. For over 30 years, she was a principal of Montllor Box Architects in Port Washington, New York, a nationally publicized firm specializing in renovation of residences.
The Long Island Press Honored as “Most Influential Women on Long Island” in 2007.
American Institute of Architects honored her for serving on AIA National Board of Small Practice and as an AIA Emeritus.
PUBLICATIONS: Her work and writing have appeared in:
- House Beautiful Magazine
- Create TV
- Push Pause and local news shows.
- Anton Community Papers
- Exceptional Parent Magazine
- Long Island Press.
She has published articles and lectured at
- American Institute of Architects Conventions,
- New York Association on Independent Living
- Abilities Expo, New York and Atlanta
- Libraries and High Schools
- Adult continuing education classes
EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh - Bachelor of Architecture Degree.
- The Art Guild, Port Washington, NY
- American Institute of Architects, Emeritus Member
VOLUNTEER WORK: Founding member and Executive Director of a charity, HomeFreeHome. HomeFreeHome is an all-volunteer group of architects who design accessible home renovation projects for people with disabilities and seniors.