Time and Place, 10th April – 19th May 2018.
The artist on her work: I have always been inspired by the beauty of the physical world and in particular by the effect on our emotions by variations in the fall of light – how it can illuminate both our physical and mental landscape and then just as quickly hide it under a tantalising veil of mystery. Nothing is still and permanent. Everything in our world and in ourselves is in a state of movement and change.
This is reflected in how I work. Every painting has a starting point based in time and place but as it evolves, as its journey progresses, this changes, and as it moves away from the representation of place it becomes part of an interior dialogue. This results in layers of paint and drawing which also represents the passing of time – the evolution of the land and our own evolution, both as human beings and as individuals. Traces of this are always present.
About the artist: Laura went to Edinburgh College of Art and gained a BA (Hons) degree from the widely admired Tapestry Department where she received an inspirational art education. Since graduating she has had a varied career, teaching drawing and painting, as well as tapestry weaving, to adult students. In 2000 she founded and ran artEscapes (art holidays in the UK and abroad) with fellow artist Nicky Sanderson. A recent collaboration with mosaicist Joanna Kessel has produced exciting Tapestry and Mosaic holidays in Italy.
For many years she was a council member of Visual Arts Scotland, and has recently been involved with the Cordis Trust, setting up a major international Tapestry Prize. She has a studio in Coburg House in Leith where she is now pursuing her career in painting. She exhibits regularly at Coburg, has participated in group shows around Edinburgh and has work in collections throughout the UK.
We look forward to welcoming you at the exhibition!