Laurin McCracken is
the Chief Marketing Officer of Jacobs Global Building NA in Ft.
Worth, Texas. He has put the skills learned over the years
in drawing, photography and observation to use as a watercolorist.
He studied with Gwen Bragg at the Art League School in Alexandria,
Virginia and with Alain Gavin at the Art Institute in Chicago.
He has paintings in corporate and private collections, including
McGraw-Hill's Corporate Collection and the Urban Land Institute.
He also has photographs in the Graphics Arts Collection, Princeton
in Meridian, Mississippi, he holds a Bachelor of Arts and
a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters
in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University.
has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Japan,
both as a practicing architect, a photographer and a painter.
His photographs have been widely published in architectural
journals and as book covers and book illustrations.
is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited
in juried shows coast to coast including the Philadelphia
Water Color Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society,
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National
Exhibition of American Watercolors, California Watercolor
Society, Southern Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor