Having completed three years of formal art studies in New Brunswick , Isobel Maclaurin has been a working artist all her life .A long term Whistler resident, her murals are on Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, on the Valley Trail, in several Whistler Parks, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in various Burnaby Parks, and at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and the Cook Islands.
Having exhibited in many one person and group shows in Canada, USA and New Zealand, she has received awards in Canadian National Wildlife Art, art exhibits and nature photography. Her nature paintings have been on several magazine covers. In 1991, she received the Citizen of the Year Award for the Whistler Chamber of Commerce. Isobel is a charter member of the Whistler Public Arts Committee, the Whistler Arts Council, a trustee of the Whistler Museum and Archives Society, and a long time member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She has volunteered her artistic talents for many years for the children of Whistler, and recently for the children of an East Vancouver school. At her Alpha Lake studio, Isobel provides art courses to groups by appointment.