Commissions Are Always Welcomed I am always delighted to create commissions, as I see each piece as a collaboration, which creates a personalised and truly unique final painting. How do I place a commission order? I am represented by a highly experienced gallery, called Degree Art, London, UK My gallery link is below:https://degreeart.com/artists/laura-h-elliott Their team … More • Commission a painting by Laura H Elliott from the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’
The Urban Series from the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’: A New Collection for 2019 As we have moved into 2019, I will be exhibiting in additional galleries in London, based next to the River Thames. The city has a special energy full of hustle and bustle, green spaces dotted around it with the River Thames running … More • The Urban Series from the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’: A New Collection for 2019
The Solace of Art For An Artist’s Mental Health – Rothko to Van Gough … More • The Solace of Art For An Artist’s Mental Health – Rothko to Van Gough
Artwork Focus: And Now For Something Completely Different…. Since my studio has been finished in May 2018, I have been inspired by the freedom of my own space and expression of new ideas. There are events that have influenced my ideas and tested my skills to create new work with a range of subject matter … More • Artwork Focus: And Now For Something Completely Different…
My Artist Block: My Period of Loss “Having read the following quote by artist Helen Frankenthaler, it struck me how an artistic block was more than what it may seem to most people, as just unable to create art. It is more than that. A real loss as an artist. This is Frankenthaler’s experience: “Every … More • My Artist Block: My Period of Loss
A good question is *why* is art important in your life, wether you create art or collect it? Art being a therapy is a subject close to my heart, as I have struggled for decades with physical and mental health issues. I do not speak of it often in a public forum; however, my wish … More • So……*Why* Is Art As Important As A Bed In Your Home
Disability is unique to everyone. This is no more so than with me. I have always been hesitant to speak about my disability, the reasons for this is complex and hard to explain. I hope to start a dialogue in this blog and to open this part of my life to move forward. I do … More • Art = Solice = Disability = Art = Freedom
17th February 2017 – 6th February 2018 My first exhibition for 2017 and into 2018 will be feature one of my latest contemporary mixed media paintings. This painting is on display in the main reception at: Le Dame Art Gallery at The Meliá White House Hotel, Albany Street, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 3UP, UK On … More • Exhibition Focus: 100% Abstract at Le Dame Art Gallery
If only trees could talk “It was an article in the Telegraph that made me think about how beautiful trees are and how long they have stood, watching over us. Standing through hundreds or thousands of years, watching the world change so much. I know I treasure the trees in the U.K. and know I … More • If Only Trees Could Talk
My Guide: Learning From Masters, Picasso to Pollock to Dali Remember © Copyright – These Are Not For Sale!! Just Inspiration and Learning!! ALL of my studies are now in my loft, safe and sound! They are only for me to mentally reference and to draw inspiration from, as I have explored the vastly different … More • My Guide: Learning From Masters, Picasso to Pollock to Dali
Artwork Review: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey It was back in 2015 when I saw my first metal clay shadow box designs. I thought they not only looked beautiful, but they presented a technical challenge to my clay skill-set. I then embarked on a slow exploration of how I might … More • Artwork Focus: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey
Artwork Focus: Trying To Find My Artist Voice, Having My Artwork Put In The Skip & How I Was Inspired By Picasso “It is always hard to start your journey as an artist, with my journey starting in 1992. It has taken me around the world and I have exhibited at some stunning galleries, with … More • Artwork Focus: Trying To Find My Artist Voice, Having My Artwork Put In The Skip & How I Was Inspired By Picasso
The theories behind abstract art There are many theoretical ideas behind abstract art. Art for art’s sake – that art should be purely about the creation of beautiful effects, is one of the main theories. That art can or should be like music is another theory – in that just as music is patterns of … More • Artist Inspiration: What Is Abstract Art? From Pollock to Kandinsky to Mondrian to Rothko
This question, I feel, is like asking what my favourite film is. It is an endless list to choose from. I have to say that my love of pottery has led me to collect various examples of Carn pottery; however, my contemporary inspiration is the artist Maggie Hambling who I immensely respect. Multi-media Artist Maggie … More • Artist Inspiration: Which Living Artist Do you Admire? Maggie Hambling
Review: Suffragettes & Art The Guardian published an article that artist Gillian Wearing will be first woman to create a statue for the public space, with her monument to Millicent Fawcett at Trafalgar Square, London. The reason for my personal excitment is that it is that it will be a female figure, but also a … More • Review: Suffragettes & Art
Abstract Expressionism: A Movement In Art During the 1950’s a group of artists emerged that combined Expressionism and Abstraction into a new method or movement in art. This was known as Abstract Expressionism or the New York School. The key artists who where grouped into this movement are: Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Clyfford Still, … More • Abstract Expressionism: A Movement in Modern Art
I recently saw the stunningly visual film from Marvel titled ‘Dr. Strange’. Originally written in comics, this film translated such drawings and storylines into an exciting mixture of visuals for me to digest, especially as an artist. The image below is an drawing from one of the comics which represents how another dimension in the … More • Art Inspiration: Drawing Inspiration From Films & Comics Like Marvel ‘Dr. Strange’
Does an artist have to keep on creating the same ‘style’ or ‘type of work’? “I think this is a very personal aspect with each artist, that varies from person to person. I am a person who loves to explore all mediums, to give them a try. I always say to try a medium and … More • Does an artist have to keep on creating the same ‘style’ or ‘type of work’?
This is my piece created in honour of our David Bowie titled ‘Star Man’.
This part of the song has stuck in my mind my whole life, as the chorus in ‘Star Man’ by our © David Bowie goes… … More • Artwork Focus: A Tribute To Our ‘Star Man’, David Bowie
Disability is unique to everyone and I am no exception. How does your disability effect you? I suffer from multiple conditions, the most damaging is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The pain is debilitating and restricts my life, including that it has a ‘knock on effect’ on everyday parts of my life; therefore, it affects my abilities … More • My Journey: Disability
Interpreting Natural Form Into Clay Sculptures It was during 2002-2003 that I studied my Access Art and Design Diploma and this was when I began to explore the term ‘Natural Form’. I developed this concept through the diploma and explored a great deal of mediums, including: drawing, photography, ceramics, textiles, lino printing, etching,silk screen, painting … More • Artwork Focus: Interpreting Natural Form Into Clay Sculptures
IS ‘Navy the New Black’? It was during my studies of my ‘Art and Design Access Diploma’ that my thoughts of black where challenged. It may sound a bit crazy, but I was taught that, technically, black and white are tones, not colours. By using red, yellow and blue pigments you can create every colour … More • Art Inspiration: IS ‘Navy the New Black’?
Above: ‘Shedding Punk’d Viper’ and ‘Dodge Punk’d Viper’ “Laura Elliott’s ‘Landscape Moods Collection‘ mixed media paintings reflect her desire to be constantly challenging and developing her work, which is taking a colourful leap forward in 2017. Her new body of mixed media paintings will explore surface textures and patterns, outline shapes and softer lines by … More • ‘Shedding Neon’ brings a new wave of drama to the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’
Why did you give this collection the title of ‘landscape moods’? The title of this collection took me some time to consider, debate and decide upon. The title needed to be self-explanitory, clear and short. I never wanted the title to be an essay, just two words and I chose the two words that epitomises … More • Artworks Focus: About the ‘Landscape Moods Painting Collection’
When are you classed as a ‘professional’ artist? This may sound like it has a simple answer, but it is not ‘clear cut’. Could it be when art it is your only occupation? Is it when you exhibit your work at a gallery or location sought after by artists? Is it when you make your … More • When are you classed as a ‘professional’ artist?
Putting Punk With My Pink Panther I have been moving towards abstraction and colour in my Landscape Moods 2016 Collection. It was while I have been working on my mixed media paintings for Flux Exhibition that I felt drawn to work with other, brighter colours, along side the metallic, earthy colours. I drew inspiration and … More • Putting Punk With My Pink Panther
Meeting Anthony Green RA in 1995 at his home and studio Web: http://www.anthonygreen.org.uk It was whilst studying for my Art and Design A Level during 1995, my work began to develop and play with perspective, something I carry on to today. My tutor told me about an artist called Anthony Green who is a member … More • Meeting Anthony Green RA – 1995
Clouds have been a fascination for both my Dad and I. Spending years looking at the sky at home and abroad. Looking down onto the clouds on the few times I traveled with my Dad in an plane. One moment we would see a sheep, next a dog, next a flock of sheep…. our imagination … More • My Love of Clouds