Artist

I am a Melbourne based artist whose vibrant work focuses on still life compositions and explores my position as a consumerist. I am originally from the UK and studied fine art at University, writing my thesis on art and mass consumerism.

 

My work is predominantly paint on canvas using, acrylic, oil, oil stick and collage. I use techniques that allow me to create naive marks and use shape and pattern opposed to replicating what I see in a literal sense. A constant narrative is a playful confrontation of my position as a consumerist by creating familiar environments and celebrating everyday objects.

It has taken many years for me to define my niche in style (and continues to evolve) which is described as textured, colourful and an abstract take on what I see. I enjoy pushing the boundaries of conventional still life, creating ambiguity and taking inspiration from artists such as Matisse, Cézanne and Kandinsky. My paintings often celebrate everyday objects with their intense colour and examination of space and form.

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Awards

Finalist/ Bluethumb Art Prize 2021

Rising Star Finalist /Fenton and Fenton 2020

Rising Star/ Bluethumb Top 10 Rising stars of 2021

Fine Art Degree (BA HONS) / Exeter - 2012

Exhibitions & Media 

IWD Exhibition, Who Gallery, March 2020

Back to Now, No Vacancy, June 2020

Feel Good, Fenton & Fenton August 2020

IDLEWILD, The Side Gallery, September 2020

Contact

IG : create_bylaura

Email: Laura_visualartist@outlook.com

Melbourne, Australia

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