Laura Tundel, Assistant Director and Full Time Instructor at The Atelier, received her bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Communication Design from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. After college, she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for several years before learning of the classical art training at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art. Laura completed her four years of full-time study at The Atelier and is now focusing on portrait commissions and still life paintings. Her work has been selected for several awards, including Finalist and Honorable Mention in the annual Art Renewal Center's Salon and a finalist in "Drawing Magazine’s" Shades of Grey competition. She is currently living in Minneapolis.