Artwork Focus: Finding My Inner Picasso “At the start of the summer of 2019 I had an epiphany of sorts. I have for years explored idea after idea within my paintings, but this year my ideas where brought together in a merging or confluence of sort. These new paintings explore my passion of land, sea … More • Artwork Focus: Finding My Inner Picasso
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’
Commission a ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ design of your own with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons) What Does A Commission Offer and How Are They Presented? Every ‘Landscape Gems’ design created by Laura H Elliott is like a presentation and not just a design. I have been selling my work since 2006 and every design is … More • Commission Your Own ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ Design
The Whyberd Gallery: My New Journey Address: Whyberd Gallery, Victoria Square, Evercreech, Somerset, UK I am so happy that as I type this I am now working with a total of 7 galleries. It was in the start of 2018 that I met Neil M. Jackson from the Whyberd Gallery. He and his wife Sarah … More • The Whyberd Gallery: My New Journey
Making My Trees Shine It was really by accident in 2008 that I found an effect for my work which added an extra depth to my trees in the Landscape Moods mixed media paintings. The highlights in gloss and the low lights in matte add texture, dimension and detail. The painting below shows the matte … More • Making My Trees Shine
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
Artwork Focus: Before & After Firing of the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ The process of creating each ‘Landscape Gems’ design is about 8 to 14 stages. The images below show you the piece after it has been designed, but before kiln firing, and then photographing for sale. It is often quite a transformation, from a lump … More • Artwork Focus: Before & After Firing of the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’
I think there are a vast array of paints on the market and I thought I’d share with you my experience with certain brands/types of acrylic paints. This will include a few thoughts of what they are like to work with and the final effect you could anticipate. This is my opinion only and has … More • My Guide: What Acrylic Paint For Which Technique?
Above: Laura H Elliott’s Hallmark Simulated Example Laura H Elliott’s Legal British Assay Office Hallmark Frequently Asked Questions Does Laura Helen Elliott have a registered hallmark? Yes, I have registered my hallmark under my name Miss Laura Helen Elliott, with the initials LHE, as shown above. My hallmark was registered on 13th August 2016 with … More • Laura H Elliott’s Legal British Assay Office Hallmark
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
My Guide: Saving Your Paint Brushes ~ Acrylic Paint I know our brushes will not last forever, but they are our tools of the trade and they last longer when cared for correctly. I have learned the hard way and now have 20+ year old brushes I use today, as I changed the way I … More • My Guide: Saving Your Paint Brushes
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
My First Painting Commission of the Landscape Moods Collection: ‘Tribal Grounds’, New York 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 … More • My First Painting Commission of the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’
I think my own personal short answer is… yes. I know that artists are inspired by many experiences in life and that includes viewing and buying art. I have lost count of the inspirational exhibitions I have visited since my early teens. I have additionally spent joyful hours in smaller galleries and craft shops discovering … More • Do Artists Buy & Collect Art?
My Guide: The Prometheus 7 Programmable Kiln PRO7 PRG Please note:I am not a safety advisor, just someone who is giving you some of my experiences on kiln gloves I have used. Always seek professional advice and speak to the manufacturer of any products you buy to check for suitability. A useful and informative health … More • My Guide: The ‘Prometheus 7 Programmable Kiln PRO7 PRG’
Degree Art Gallery Artist Interview with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons) Date: 14th March 2017 Read my full Degree Art Gallery artist interview at: https://degreeart.com/blog/laura-h-elliott-energetic-art-featuring-emotional-content 1) Which art movement do you consider most influential on your practice? “The key influence in my work is from abstract expressionism, drawing inspiration from their energetic art featuring emotional … More • Artist Interview: Degree Art Gallery Interview With Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)
My Guide: An Introduction To Metal Clay What is metal clay? Metal clay is an exciting art medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze or copper which is mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. Originating in Japan in 1990, … More • My Guide: An Introduction To Metal Clay
My Guide: Metal Clay Supportive Medium Ideas Supportive medium is a very useful tool for metal clay which is a hollow form or requires supporting during firing. Option 1) Wood Clay (Pre-mixed) http://www.artclayworld.com/product-p/f-055.htm “Wood Clay is a replacement for the previously used Cork Clay. As a comparison, the Wood Clay particle is much smaller and … More • My Guide: Metal Clay Supportive Medium Ideas
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
My Guide: Kiln Gloves = Safety First!! I always say safety first!! When you use any kiln or to handle hot mediums, such as fired metal clay or glass, make sure you have a really high quality pair of gloves and eye wear. Please note: I am not a safety advisor, just someone who is … More • My Guide: Kiln Gloves = Safety First!!
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
I am delighted to have my ‘Landscape Gems Jewellery Collection’ stocked from 7th January 2017 by the Nude Tin Can Gallery, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire. Web: http://www.nudetincan.gallery/ Address: 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4JS Tel: 01727 569291 #nudetincangallery #laurahelliott #ntcg #ntc #metalclay #metalclayjewellery #laurahelliottart #metalart #saintalbans #hertfordshireart #art #artexhibitions All artworks & designs displayed … More • ‘Landscape Gems Jewellery Collection’ stocked by the Nude Tin Can Gallery from January 2017
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 … More • Out With The Old, In With The New
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
Global Reactive 2017 at the Mardleybury Gallery 1st – 27th May 2017 “I am delighted to announce the ‘Global Reactive Art Exhibition’ to be held throughout May 2017 at the Mardleybury Gallery curated by owner Marilyn Comparetto and our long-term colleague and friend Paulo Duarte Filipe.” What is Global Reactive and who is the poet Taro Aizu? … More • Exhibition Focus: Global Reactive Art Exhibition 1st-27th May 2017
My Guide: The Worst Kiln Ever Bought and the Perfect Replacement Kiln It was back in 2012 that I took an exciting new step in my artistic works, by starting to create mini landscapes in metal clay. I then decided to buy a kiln; however, this was a step I did not properly research and … More • My Guide: The Worst Kiln Ever Bought & the Perfect Replacement Kiln
The Heroine’s Journey What is the best thing that I love about my work? Firstly, I have never thought of myself as a heroine, but this is a unique interview and the questions allow me to explain more about who I am. It might add more depth of understanding of my art. So, to answer … More • Artist Interview: The Heroine’s Journey
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’?