Laurel Defreece

As a photographer and painter, I use my camera as one of my tools. Using both film and digital,  and the lost art of hand tinting,  I'm able to record the beauty of nature.  My studio is located in Plattsburg, Missouri. Open by appointment.


I have a strong interest in historical preservation and revitalization. I work with architectural and recycled found objects in my collages and paintings. Using a combination of paint, photos and handmade papers in all my artworks, I have been inspired to create the most exciting pieces to date. I have recently begun to make my own handmade paper to use in my collages, paintings, greeting cards and printmaking.


My artwork maybe seen and purchased at The Albrecht – Kemper Museum of Art, Gift Shop, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Holstein Cow

 Contact Information

Photographer * Painter * Printmaker * Papermaker * Designer

Laurel Defreece

 PO BOX 43

 Plattsburg, MO 64477

 816-225-8988 Cell   |  816-539-2063 Studio