Laura Tundel’s passion for art began at a very young age. In high school she showed great talent and won the title of “Most Outstanding Art Student”. She repeated this award in the more competitive arena of her college career. She studied at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where she would complete her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Communication Design. Laura also studied drawing and painting briefly in Florence, Italy, which became a great influence on her life and art.
Upon completion of her degree, Laura accepted a position with a local news, arts, and entertainment publication as a graphic designer. After five years of work, she decided to leave her job to pursue classical training at the acclaimed fine art school, The Atelier Lack, which is now The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art, located in Northeast Minneapolis. After completing her studies with the school, she was invited by its principle artists to become a teacher.