Since my early devotion to painting, I’ve been motivated by a love of nature and a fascination with paint as a material. My paintings feature colour, texture and movement, where I use techniques that involve pouring paint and layering. These processes create surfaces that are reminiscent of dynamic patterns and flow in nature. Using these techniques, I create themed collections, from capturing the effects of climate change to symbols of political unrest. I gravitate toward the abstract in art because it allows me the freedom to interpret the world I see through my own creative lens.
In 2018 I visited Iceland which left a profound and indelible impact on my views about global warming and inspired a new creative direction in my artistic pursuits. Iceland opened my eyes to the immediate effects of climate change and how it relates to the landscape. I witnessed first hand glaciers shrinking, ice breaking and rivers surging. The experience was sublime; beautiful and surreal yet equally disturbing, knowing that it is human activity causing these changes. In my work I strive to show the beauty of the transforming landscape, celebrating with hope what is still here.
Laura earned her BFA in Painting in her native United States from the State University of New York at New Paltz. It was here she studied with abstract expressionist Joop Sanders, friend and apprentice of Willem de Kooning, and the founder of the American Abstract Expressionism group. She also studied with Hudson Valley landscape artist Alex Martin, where her love of landscape painting was nurtured. The influence of her education can be seen throughout her works, with her use of bold colour and intuitive style.
She continued her studies earning an AAS degree in Textile Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and earned her MA Fine Art at Middlesex University, London. She remains active with artist communities, exhibitions and associations in the United Kingdom, Europe and in the United States. Laura currently lives and works in London, is a GOLDEN Art Materials Educator and is Art Curator at Stephens House & Gardens, Finchley.
Laura's work can be found in private and corporate collections in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Corporate collections include: The Miles Partnership, UK, and The Lint Group, UK.
Residencies & Selected Exhibitions
2019 - Society of Women Artists 158th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2018 - 'Infinite Possibilities' Solo Exhibition at 508 Kings Road Gallery
2017 - Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Competition, Heat 6
2015 - Stephens House & Gardens, Residency & Solo Exhibition, London.
2013 - ‘High Viscosity’ Residency & Solo Exhibition, DegreeArt, London.
2012 - 'Blue Grey' Solo Exhibition. The Outside World, Shoreditch, London.
2012 - Signature Art Prize Finalist
2010 - Cass Art Prize Finalist
Galleries & Artist Groups
I am happy to discuss commissions to create works that suit specific requirements for your home or corporate interiors.