The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Laney Baby

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As a child, art was always my favorite class in school and doodles were not uncommon in all my other subjects’ notebooks. Throughout my life I have maintained a close relationship with my art, seeing the canvas as a type of getaway from everyday life.

I began pursuing art full time in 2021, after diving deep into my craft as a means to recover from postpartum depression. I am passionate about mental well-being, and the topic of mental health inspires my work. I also gather inspiration from my spiritual journey, as well as the vivid dreams that often entertain my slumbering self.

I am tapped into the flow of creativity, constantly jotting down new ideas and having visions of future projects. I love to experiment in the studio, and am eager to try my hand at larger projects including installations and sculptures.

I hope you enjoy looking at my pieces as much as I enjoy creating them!

-Laney Baby

Artist Statement

I am a 25 year old artist, born and raised on the westside of Columbus, Ohio. I focus on traditional painting, as well as occasionally creating digital art. My style has evolved over the years to what is now a mix of realism and surrealism, with my signature “aura” I enjoy painting around my subject.