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• My First Painting Commission of the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

My First Painting Commission of the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

‘Tribal Grounds’ New York, US

Above: ‘Tribal Grounds’ Commission

My first commission was inspired by the 1st piece in the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ titled ‘Torn’ (shown below):

Above: ‘Landscape Moods 1: Torn’ by © Laura H Elliott

My collector saw the first painting and adored the composition and colour palette. This commission enabled my collector to closely match the colour scheme of her home and personalise the size of the final painting. A perfect opportunity to finish her lounge.

The following pictures show some detailed, close-up photographs of the final painting:

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Shown below are the comparison between the original painting ‘Torn’ and the commission ‘Tribal Grounds’:

Commissions Are Happily Accepted

I am always delighted to create commssions as it is a collaboration, which creates a personalised and truely unique final painting.

All my artworks are available for commission with Degree Art Gallery, who represent my work as a professional artist.

Here is a slide show of my portfolio of paintings in the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’:

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Every painting contains a unique combination of effects, with each effect adding a dimension to the collection:

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• Commission a painting by Laura H Elliott from the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

Commissions Are Always WelcomedI 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 can coordinate with you and we can begin the commission process:

Please contact Isobel Beauchamp (Director of Degree Art) on Isobel@DegreeArt.com or call one of their Art Advisors on 020 8980 0395.

Tell her my name, Laura H Elliott and the artwork that inspires you. The Degree Art team can then explore ideas such as: size, any of my art you love, colour scheme of your home or project and then the commission process starts.

What can I expect?

All my artworks are available for commission with Degree Art Gallery, who represent my work as a professional artist and have extensive experience.

I have been selling my work since 2006 and every artwork is of the highest standard. I have never had a return and every artwork is painted on a high quality canvases by either Loxley or Winsor Newton.

Every artwork is hand signed with my initials LHE, as below:

Inspiration from the collection, so far:

Shown below is a slide show for inspiration from my portfolio of paintings in the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’:

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Are there different paint effects?

Yes, every painting contains a unique combination of effects, with each effect adding a dimension to the final painting. Should you like any effects, they can be added to your commission:

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Feedback From Commission:

Type: Painting Commission

Location: New York, USA

“I recently purchased a beautiful piece of art from Laura Elliott. Not only was the piece exactly what I wanted, but Laura handled the whole transaction very flawlessly. I was looking around for something colourful and luckily stumbled upon this website. I saw something I loved but when inquired about purchasing it, Laura told me it was already sold. That certainly didn’t stop the search and Laura quickly responded saying she could paint one like that if I was interested and I could even choose the colours.

The next few interactions with Laura involved choosing colours and getting a proof of the painting before I had to commit. Paying was very simple through Pay Pal and we managed to come to a financial arrangement that fitted my budget. The painting was couriered as soon as my payment had gone through and it arrived within a few days. The whole transaction was dealt with very professionally and was very simple. Laura is an enthusiastic and energetic artist who has a passion for what she does. I could feel this through the friendly and personal e-mails we exchanged while she was painting my special piece.

Thank you Laura.”


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I am represented by a highly experienced gallery, called Degree Art, London, UK

My artwork gallery link is below:

https://degreeart.com/artists/laura-elliott

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• Exhibition Focus: 100% Abstract at Le Dame Art Gallery

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 exhibition:

About the exhibition:

Le Dame Art Gallery is delighted to present 100% Abstract, a new collective show. This exhibition explores current Abstract Art, throughout the work of emerging artists from all over the world, with different backgrounds, cultures and techniques.

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Above: Me in front of ‘Shedding Punk’d Viper’ picked for the ‘100% Abstract’ exhibition with Le Dame Art Gallery, Regents Park, London

'Shedding Punk'd Viper'

Above: ‘Shedding Punk’d Viper’ for sale at the 100% Abstract exhibition

To buy more of my work with Degree Art at:

https://www.degreeart.com/artists/laura-elliott

The artworks below show a selection of my mixed media abstract paintings:

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• Art = Solice = Disability = Art = Freedom

Disability is unique to everyone. This is no more so than with me.

Above: ‘Scorched Landscape’

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 not want my disability to be my sole-focus or my complete identity in life, but it is such a large part of my life, it has significantly impacted my art.

My wish to share this part of my life, as it adds a new dimension of understanding in my work as an artist.

My art has always been an open representation of my inner self and it has reflected into the choice of colour, style and subject matter in all of my work, including the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ mixed media paintings, started in 2002. I have created work from my heart from the age of 17, which has presented my life in my art, in every medium I have explored and studied.

My emotions are the are a pivotal catalyst which drives my work.

Above: ‘Landscape Tones II’

An organisation called ‘Disability Arts International’ (coordinated by the British Council) has made me stop and think…

…why not speak about this?!?!

About ‘Disability Arts International’:

“‘Disability Arts International’ aims to promote the work of the exciting generation of excellent disabled artists, disabled-led companies and inclusive arts organisations. It also aims to share the ways arts organisations are increasing access to the arts for disabled people as audiences and visitors.”

Find out more at:

http://www.disabilityartsinternational.org/about-us/

This organisation work to open doors, create opportunities for disabled artists and educate or inform galleries, organisations and studios. I truly feel it will add a new dimension of understanding my work as an artist.

A Bit About Me:

I was diagnosed with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in 2009, but this degenerative, destructive, auto-immune disease has been with me since my teenage years. The constant pain, lack of mobility, irritating medications and challenges it gives me are intensely frustrating. Though I have other health conditions, it is the RA that deeply affects every part of my life.

Saying this, it is what you do with pain that matters. My late father said “I do as much as I can, when I can” and it is a saying I try to lead my life by. It also makes for interesting art, which allows me a way to vent good and bad into each piece in painting and clay.

Above: ‘Purple Punk’d Velvet’ on exhibition

Every aspect of my disability changes my art journey: the way you feel emotionally, how your disability transforms your life, how you are forced to adapt your every day life, how the struggle means you cannot create freely….

As I said, disability is a subject in my life and is close to my heart

I have struggled for decades with health issues. I do not speak of it often, but why not?

I will be addressing this part of my life in an interview with a difference… called the “The Heroine’s Journey”

I am definitely no heroine, but my life has been quite a complex roller-coaster-ride and definitely fits the word of a journey.

Above: Me aged 18 at my ‘A Level Art and Design’ final exhibition

I did not realise the fine nuances of disability, until my RA flared up and has stayed active since 2008, but it is not filled with just negatives and there are many positives I try to focus on.

This 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 to share this part of my life adds a new dimension of understanding in my work as an artist.

Above: ‘Pink Punk’d Panther’

My art has always been an open representation of my inner self and it has reflected into the choice of colour, style and subject matter in my ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ mixed media paintings, started in 2002. The effects of my health added depth, meaning and passion to my work and is like an endless pile of ideas.

The artwork above was created in 1995, listening to the soundtrack of the film ‘Natural Born Killers’

I have created work (as shown above) from my heart from the age of 17, which has embodied my life within my art, in every medium I have explored and studied. It is since I was a teenager that music was a driving force in my work, by pulling out emotions from the melody and meaning.

Above: ‘Torn’ – Sold

The art I have created since 2002 is a series of mixed media paintings, called the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’, in which my emotions play a pivotal role for each painting. Despite the fact I have drawn on my feelings since I was a teenager, it is my daily experiences that drive this body of work. This series of mixed media paintings first created in 2002, called the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’.

Why did you put the word ‘Moods’ 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-explanatory, clear and short. I never wanted the title to be an essay, just two words and I chose the two words that epitomises my mixed media painting collection:

‘landscape’& ‘moods’

The title can be broken down into two concepts. The first was the subject matter, which is ‘landscapes’, and the second is the motivation or inspiration of my work, which is the word ‘moods’. My work is filled with complex meanings; however, I wanted to express who I am, my core personality or an emotion that I was battling with or celebrating.

The painting below is titled ‘Angry Skies’ and it was painted “en plein air” or outside, under cover during a hail storm, here in the UK. The rain and hail symbolised that time of my life in 2007 and these feeling poured into the painting below.

Above: ‘Angry Skies’ (2007) Sold with London Art

My art has always been an open representation of my inner self and it has reflected into the choice of colour, style and subject matter in my ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ mixed media paintings, started in 2002.

I drew the artwork during my ‘Art and Media BA (Hons)’ 1st year which I titled ‘Facets of Self’. It was a drawing from a series which where to explore 3 words:

  1. Self Portrait
  2. Facets of Self
  3. History

I created the drawing below during my Art and Media BA (Hons), which broke down my facets of self or pieces of who I am into 3, which can be seen as positive or negative:

Focus, laughter and emotion

Above: ‘Facets of Self’


Read more About Me In Artists Interview

Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)


March 2016

The Palette Pages Laura H Elliott Artist Interview by Lisa Gray

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Laura Elliott Artist Interview ~ The Palette Pages

Laura Elliott Artist Interview

The Palette Pages by Lisa Gray ~ Flux Exhibition


February 2016:

Iris Art Magazine ‘Signature Style’ written by Kahlid Rhaman

“Laura’s Artist Journey is Like a Rollercoaster Ride”

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Laura Elliott Artist Interview with Iris Art Magazine: ‘Laura Elliott’s art journey is a roller coaster ride’



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• Artist Inspiration: What Is Abstract Art? From Pollock to Kandinsky to Mondrian to Rothko

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 sound, art’s effects should be created by pure patterns of form, colour and line. The idea, derived from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, that the highest form of beauty lies not in the forms of the real world but in geometry, is also used in discussion of abstract art as is the idea that abstract art, to the extent that it does not represent the material world, can be seen to represent the spiritual.

In general abstract art is often seen as carrying a moral dimension, in that it can be seen to stand for virtues such as order, purity, simplicity and spirituality.

How is abstract art defined in the English dictionary?


Abstract (adjective)

  • Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.
  • Relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures.

Or… how about this definition?:

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What do you feel abstract art offers your collectors?

My answer in one word is … freedom

Abstract art offers your imagination to interpret what you see. I have always said that abstract art is like a psychiatrists ink blot question:

What do you see in this ink blot?

The answer is not defined and it personalises each artwork to each collector or viewer.

What of your work fits into the definition of ‘abstract art’?

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Where can we buy your abstract artworks?

I am represented by Degree Art Gallery, London and have my artworks for sale online:

https://www.degreeart.com/artists/laura-elliott

My personal top 10 abstract artists past and present?

Where do you start with such a question? I have focused on a selection who have always inspired and fascinated me. The picture below was taken of one group of the abstract expressionists, notably only featuring one woman:

Here are my personal top 10 artist, picks spanning 1872 to present day:

1) Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944):

Though Vasily Kandinsky pursued figurative art before 1913, he was among the first (if not the questionable first) painters to push into pure abstraction—or as he put it, “art independent of one’s observations of the external world.”

2) Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935):

Following just a few years after Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich renounced representational painting in 1915, and created the first of his Supremacist compositions (so named for their focus on “the supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts”).

3) Jackson Pollock (1912–1956):

The face of Abstract Expressionism and America’s first major postwar artist (and still one of its greatest), Pollock burst onto the scene in the late 1940s and early 1950s with his signature drip paintings. They were created in an incandescent burst of creativity over a three years period between 1947 and 1950 at his Springs, New York studio in the Hamptons.

4) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973):

Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of 20th century, in terms of art, and art movements that occurred over this period. Before the age of 50, the Spanish born artist had become the most well known name in modern art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation.

5) Piet Mondrian (1872–1944):

Along with Picasso, Mondrian is synonymous with Modern Art, and the mere mention of his name immediately conjures one of his iconic geometric compositions of primary-colored squares contained by bold, black perpendicular lines.

6) Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer (1945) is an internationally acclaimed German painter, photographer, sculptor and installation artist:

7) Willem de Kooning:

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutch American contemporary master and the leading artist of abstract expressionism, also known as action painting. He was the prominent member of the group of artists known as the New York School.

8) Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970):

Mark Rothko, born Markus Yakovlevich Rotkovich, was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. Although Rothko himself refused to adhere to any art movement, he is generally identified as an abstract expressionist.

9)  J.M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851):

I think this could be seen to be an unusual choice. While Wassily Kandinsky is often regarded as the pioneer of European abstract art – Kandinsky claimed, erroneously as it turns out, that he produced the first abstract painting in 1911: ‘back then not one single painter was painting in an abstract style’ – it can be argued that the roots of this movement are to be found deeper still (and if recent news is to be believed, the Neanderthals where ahead of the game in their cutting of abstract lines into stone). If we look at some of the later works of J.M.W. Turner for example, it is no great leap to suggest that his landscapes are in fact abstract; what might be traditionally recognisable forms in the hands of another painter are consumed by sublime elements, overwhelming evocations of light and scale which Turner used to such great effect. It makes for a compelling, if not definitive argument.

10) Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954):

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.

So, back to you…

what are your top 10 Abstract artists of all time?


Sources:

  1. http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/a/abstract-art
  2. Wikipedia



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• Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

Over time, every artist has stock and it can be frustrating that paintings can sit and take up valuable space. We all know artists always have alot of canvases, clay, tools, brushes and I count myself as one of them!

I was reviewing my work, from past and present and found stored canvases. I decided to take the following saying literally:

“Out With the Old, In with the new”

Masters, past and present, have often be known to roll their paintings for them to be stored and then later framed or re-mounted onto canvas stretchers.

I have done exactly that. Clear out the old and welcome in my new work. I have stacked up each painting (as below) and they have been rolled for storage and possible later to be exhibited, framed and/or sold.

Once the canvas has been un-mounted or freed from, you are left with lots of staples and the stretcher bars.

The frame of the canvas are created mainly from wood and are nearly the same design that has been used for decades. Even Van Gough used such stretcher bars. Here are examples of what joined stretcher bars look like up-close:

Once the bars have been carefully seperated, taking care to not damage the joints, they can then be bundled together for storage.

Above: Stretcher Bars Bundled From Pre-Stretched Old Canvases

This means I have beautiful wooden frames to use for new paintings. They can have any manner of canvas or material streched on them. You can buy raw canvas which are undyed and hold a special pattern within the weave. I have personally sourced the following. You can also dye the canvas for you to achieve the colour.

I am aiming to dye the raw natural linen material using powdered flourescent colour pigment powders, similar to Brusho pigment powders.

We will see what the future holds and what transpires in my journey to…..

“Out With the Old, In With the New”

So…what is next???? See my new wave below…


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• Review: Suffragettes & Art

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 Suffragette. I feel this is a truly respectful way to honour what sacrifices both the Suffreges and the Suffragettes gave for my or our voting rights as women.

This has been discussed in a the Guardian article titled “Statue of suffragist to break male monopoly on Parliament Square”:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/apr/13/statue-of-suffragist-to-break-male-monopoly-on-parliament-square

Dated: 13th April 2017


About The Suffragettes:

“The suffragists failed to achieve votes for women by peaceful methods. Many women began to advocate a more militant approach. These groups became known as the suffragettes. Their motto was ‘Deeds not Words’.
In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) with her daughters Christabel and Sylvia. The WSPU adopted militant tactics. They chained themselves to railings, disrupted public meetings and damaged public property. In 1913, Emily Davison was killed throwing herself under the King’s horse at the Derby.

Suffragettes were arrested and imprisoned, but continued their protest in prison by hunger strike. Although initially they were fed by force, in 1913 the Prisoners Temporary Discharge for Ill-Health Act was passed in Parliament. Commonly known as the Cat and Mouse Act, this allowed prison authorities to release hunger-striking women prisoners when they became too weak, and re-arrest them when they had recovered. Emmeline Pankhurst was jailed and released on 11 occasions.

When the First World War broke out in 1914 the suffragettes and suffragists stopped their campaign in support of the government’s war effort. In 1918 – after the war – women were given limited voting rights.”

Text from: The British Library


Above: ‘Mrs. Pankhurst Speaking’ (UK) Photograph from Bryn Mawr Collection Library

Above: Suffragettes (UK) Photograph from – http://assets.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/main/embedded/27094/suffragettes-womens-rights-feminism-good-housekeeping__large.jpg?20151001113317


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