“I can encompass what my inspiration in three words: my memories of landscapes, emotions and learning about other people. The focus of my paintings are what has come to be known as the ‘Landscape Moods’ series. My work is additionally influenced by my experiences from countries I have visited around the world, my mental images and natural forms.
As a child, my mother worked as a hairdresser and would often take me with her to meet the elderly residents in the nursing home where she worked, where I would sit with and talk to for hours. People fascinated me and it was then that I began my lifelong fascination with learning from others by hearing about their lives, learning who they were and how they felt. All the emotions and feelings from each person I meet in life always ignite feelings and ideas in my mind and this is then transferred into my artwork. I always say that my work is a direct reflection of me and the time it is created. I would say there was two things as a child that I loved to do, be creative and speak with other people. As I moved into my teen years I was inspired by music and found painting a solace, something I still draw on to this day.
Freedom of my self expression is of paramount importance to me and I have significantly created art to express my inner self since being a teenager. I find it very cathartic and this is why I adore every aspect of creativity. The moment of my first painting sale and a commission inspired by sold paintings was an immense buzz, as it showed to me how others enjoyed my work and that has propelled me forward.”
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by artist Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.
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