Laura Nigg was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She was first taught to paint and draw by her mother, who was a talented amateur artist. Laura had occasional art classes as a teenager and young adult. Her first career was as a Physical Therapist which she pursued for many years. Eventually she decided to concentrate on art. In 2011 she began a more serious study of painting.

When she is not painting she enjoys spending time with her husband. She works as a Physical Therapist part time.