Lot 31 - Laura Parker - Dreamscape IV
Lot 31 - Laura Parker - Dreamscape IV

Lot 31 - Laura Parker - Dreamscape IV

Acrylic on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Jo McLaughlin

ARTIST INFO

About 

Laura Parker is a self-taught artist and painter based in the London area. Laura is inspired by the natural world - from dramatic underwater views to expansive landscapes. Water in particular (above it, below it, and reflections in it) is a constant inspiration and stimulus to her work. Laura works predominantly in acrylics, while also exploring the use of other materials, and her love of colour adds drama, and brings energy and vitality to her artworks. Experimenting and taking risks are all part of the process of painting that thrills her, as Laura tries to communicate her visual, emotional, and sensory experiences. Can she perhaps reveal the smell, taste, feel and sound of water or wind-blown trees so that the viewer can respond to the artwork almost like uncovering a memory? Laura says “For me, making art is exciting, scary, frustrating, addictive, rewarding, and an utterly indispensable part of my life.” Laura is a member of ArtCan and Richmond Art Society. Laura exhibits regularly, and her work has been published in Art Seen Magazine, while Diver Magazine and Collect Art’s Special Edition ‘Sea in Me’ featured her art practice and underwater paintings. 

Education 

Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey BA First Class Honours from the School of Combined Studies, in History of Art, Architecture & Design, and in History of Ideas Società Dante Alighieri, Rome Diploma in History of Italian Art & Architecture, 200 BC to 1900 AD Université de la Sorbonne, Paris Diploma in History of French Art & Architecture, and French Literature  

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

“Then and Now” an ArtCan Virtual exhibition, 2023-2024  

Orleans House Gallery Winter Show, 2022 & 2023-2024  

“Home” with ArtCan, London, 2023  

"Heat" at RuptureXIBIT, 2023  

Teravarna Gallery Talent Prize Award,  

‘Water’ Juried Competition, 2023  

Richmond Art Society, Summer & Winter shows, 2014-2023  

"RA Rejects" with Art Friend, London, 2023  

Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, Short-listed, 2022  

"Legacy" with ArtCan, London, 2022  

"Colour | Form" with BobCat Gallery, London, 2022  

“Elevate 03” ArtCan Residency at The Shard, London, 2022  

New Emergence Art Prize, Short-listed, 2022  

"Waterways" with BobCat Gallery at Wetlands Centre, London, 2022  

"Splash, Drip, Throw" Virtual exhibition with Visionary Art Collective, New York, 2022  

The Curator's Salon Virtual Autumn Exhibition, 2021 " 

Liminal Ties Unveiled" with Island2Island Art, London, 2021  

"Dante 700th" with Island2Island Art, London, 2021  

"Light it Blue for the NHS" public installation by W1Curates, London, 2021 

Gallery Representation 

BobCat Gallery, London 

 

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