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

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 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.”


See more about my work at:

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

To read more customer feedback:

https://laurahelliott.wordpress.com/customer-feedback/

Contacting Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)


Fill Out the Contact Form Below to Inquire About Any Of the Pieces Above:



All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.

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• My Guide: An Introduction To Metal Clay

My Guide: An Introduction To Metal Clay


What is metal clay?

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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, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After drying, the clay can be fired in a variety of ways such as in a kiln, with a handheld gas torch, or on a gas stove, depending on the type of clay and the metal within it. The binder burns away, leaving a pure sintered or solid piece of metal.

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Above: ‘Spring Blossom’ feat Red Garnet, Amethyst, Citrine, Blue Apatite and White Topaz

The piece below is pre-firing Prometheus copper metal clay:

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Above: Pre-fired piece from the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’

The following image shows post-fired Prometheus copper metal clay which has sintered into solid copper. A sheet of solid copper in the middle as a comparison:

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Above: Prometheus Copper Metal Clay after firing. In the center is a solid sheet of copper as a comparison.

What work do you create from that medium?

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Above: ‘Wish Upon a Star’ feat Tanzanite, Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay & 9ct Gold Plated 925 Sterling Silver
Due to my life-long passion of clay and sculpture, I expanded my work in 2012 to use the exciting medium of silver, copper and bronze metal clay, in concert with my ‘Landscape Moods’ series of paintings. Metal clay allows me to sculpt work in a free form and expressive manner, allowing me to create a wide range of sculptural metal jewellery and this has been titled the ‘Landscape Gems’ series.

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Above: ‘A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine’

My metal clay work has enabled me to indulge my love of sparkle and genuine precious and semi-precious gemstones in both faceted and bead form. I personally source all the gemstones I use, which include: Diamonds sourced via the ‘Kimberley Process’ (faceted and rough), Ruby, Garnet, Emerald (Brazilian and Colombian) and my personal favorite gemstone which is Paraiba Tourmaline (from Mozambique).

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I have called this series of jewellery the ‘Landscape Gems ‘ series which is sculptural and organic which are designed with a range of media, including: high quality 100% genuine gemstones, gemstone granules, gleams, mica powder, solid silver, enamel and recycled elements such as vintage watch parts. I additionally incorporate media such as metal sheets, gemstone settings, wire, beading thread, metal findings, charms and polymer clay. Each of these mediums provides me the opportunity to further develop and enhance the beauty in each piece of jewellery in this series. By combining all these elements it, therefore, enhances the unique fingerprint of Mother Nature found within all genuine gemstones featured.

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My artwork and jewellery both explore colour and form and I feel that one informs the other. Metal clay is such an exciting progression and this medium allows me to further explore my distinct signature painting style within a three-dimensional framework.


All artworks & designs displayed are by © Copyright Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.

View my professional gallery of works at: http://www.lhe-art.co.uk

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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’



All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.

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• Artwork Focus: ‘Halcyon Days’

To buy Halcyon Days with Degree Art Gallery click here

‘Halcyon Days’ explores the concept of vintage and aged photographs. I have been sorting through my family photographs with some from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The photographs have a textural quality as the photograph has been handled and stored in many different places. As time passes the photographs have turned from a black and white to a sepia photograph. Time has also affected the edges, adding texture and colour.

Above: ‘Halcyon Days’ by © Laura H Elliott

The main detail in this painting is the large tree in the middle of the piece. I have been fascinated by how the winter changes the trees in the UK, specifically the leafless British oak. These trees around me in the UK and have complex textures with the bark features beautiful unique bark designs. This tree has the feeling of a gothic film, with the shape and curves implying movement.

Above: Detail of ‘Halcyon Days’ by © Laura H Elliott

An additional feature in the main painting is the use of masks/ stencils with pigment inks, a technique often used in cardcrafting. The use of old fashioned designs often called doilies add a soft, feminine dimension to this bold artwork.

Above: Detail of ‘Halcyon Days’ by © Laura H Elliott

These paintings are influenced by these sepia photographs and vintage card making techniques, I have used a muted palette and distressed and smudged the edges with specialist ink and pigments in the tea-bag and black tones, including decorative prints and patterns.

Above: ‘Halcyon Days’ and 3 studies by © Laura H Elliott

The main painting was created after the completion of three studies. These three studies each explore form and shows the development of an idea from semi-realist ideas to abstraction. Each of these studies have encorporated the effect of my family photographs by the use of pigment inks around the corners and edges which furthur enhance the feeling of depth.

Above: Detail of ink edges on the ‘Halcyon Days’ Study by © Laura H Elliott

The ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ feature combinations of abstract and expressionist styles created by acrylic washes in the background represent a textural sky line with added depth. The differentiation of the foreground is developed by using thick impasto paints, with a palette knife and a large brush for added texture.

Above: ‘Halcyon Days – Study 1′ by © Laura H Elliott

Above: ‘Halcyon Days – Study 2′ by © Laura H Elliott

Above: ‘Halcyon Days – Study 3′ by © Laura H Elliott

The main painting includes the following mediums: acrylic paint (gloss and matt effects), genuine gemstone granules: Ruby (July birthstone) and Orissa Garnet (January birthstone), gilding flakes/ leaf, sand, glass beads, ink texturing/stamping, lace stencil, conté pastels, gemstone granules, mica powder and sponge painting techniques.

To buy Halcyon Days with Degree Art Gallery click here

The main painting size (w x h x d): 30 x 48 x 0.75 Inches / 76 x 122 x 1.5 cm

The three studies sizes (w x h x d): 10 x 10 x 1.5 Inches / 25 x 25 x 3 cm


All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright artist Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Laura Elliott represented by Degree Art Gallery: http://www.degreeart.com/artists/laura-elliott

‘Laura Elliott BA Hons – Artist & Metal Clay Designer’ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurahelliottart

The Palette Pages Artist Interview Laura Elliott: http://www.thepalettepages.com/2016/03/28/lauraelliott/

Laura Elliott Art Website & Blog: https://laurahelliott.wordpress.com/

View my Professional Profile at Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-elliott/6b/959/533

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• Introducing the 2016 Landscape Gems Collection by Laura H Elliott

Shown below are pieces from the 2016 ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ designs.  Each piece is available to be commissioned or purchased through my representatives Degree Art, Fenster Art, Flux Gallery and Culture Label. Every design contain an ethically sourced selection of genuine gemstone set in hand-made metal clay designs.

See my work at:

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

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‘Tanzanite Hills’ by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Swirl by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Swirl by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Sign by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Sign by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Sunshine by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Sunshine by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Urban by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Urban by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

From the Heart by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

From the Heart by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Blue Moon by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Blue Moon by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Warming Sun by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Warming Sun by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Ruby by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Ruby by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Angel Wings by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Angel Wings by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

 


All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright by artist Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.

Quick Link @ http://www.lhe-art.co.uk

Blog Web: https://laurahelliott.wordpress.com

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• How-To: Polish & Remove Tarnish

How-To: Polish & Remove Tarnish


1) Remove chain and bail

Tarnished Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay

Above: Tarnished Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay


2) Remove gemstones and delicate parts within the design

Remove Gemstone From Tarnished Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay

Above: Remove Gemstone From Tarnished Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay


3) Remove Tarnish:

Here are 3 of my products I use, some tips on their uses and a few tricks I have learnt for cleaning tarnished silver and other metals:

A) Renaissance Micro-crystalline Wax

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Renaissance Micro-crystalline Wax

The Renaissance Micro-crystalline Wax is a high quality polish and tarnish preventer used by the British royal family. I highly recommend this product.

B) Pickline Granules:

Picklean is made primarily for removing firescale from fired metal clay. Saying that, I fine it useful for hard to remove tarnish. 

About Picklean:

Picklean is a revolutionary new safety pickle made from 100% non-toxic, food grade materials. This safety pickle really is SAFE, you can even place your hand in the warm mixed solution and you will not feel any acidic burn normally associated with standard safety pickles.

How to use: 

To use, mix 1 tablespoon of Picklean granules with 200ml of warm/hot water. Place the copper, bronze or silver piece into the solution immediately after quenching and leave in the solution for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes remove the piece from the solution and brush with a brass or stainless steel brush. 

C) The Home-made Aluminium Foil Method:

The Aluminium Foil Silver Cleaning Trick

The Aluminium Foil Silver Cleaning Trick

Tarnished silver is no match for this aluminum foil “recipe”:

  1. Place hot water in a bowl, one liter of water
  2. Add one tablespoon of baking soda
  3. Crumple up the foil and add to water and baking soda mix
  4. Drop silverware in the pot for 10 seconds (longer if it’s very tarnished), then remove using kitchen tongs.

Magic!!

If built-up tarnish persists:

  1. Make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and two tablespoons of water
  2. Apply with a damp sponge
  3. Gentyly rub onto silver
  4. Rinse and dry

It is as easy as that with items we often already have in your kitchen.

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‘Red Fire’ feat Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay & Red Garnet ~ Sold


All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright by artist Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.

Quick Link @ http://www.lhe-art.co.uk

Blog Web: https://laurahelliott.wordpress.com

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• Artwork Focus: A Clock Filled With Meaning

The World of Our Grandpa’s Sayings 

My work has been created over a 20+ year period and I want to write an ‘Artwork Focus’ each month to highlight certain pieces of my work to break down why and how the pieces where created. 

The first ‘Artwork FocusA Stitch in Time, Saves Nine’ by Laura Elliott.

This clock was premiered at Flux Exhibition at The Royal College of Art and subsequently at the Menier Gallery – Exhibit Here.

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About the clock:

“This piece is inspired by my great-grandfather who always had a saying for all areas of life and is titled after one of his sayings “A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine”. I have heard them growing up as they where used by my whole family. I see each saying as an idea and concept and this was the basis for this clock, with the saying relating to the fact the design was a clock, something I had fun with.

This clock features 227 carats of the genuine semi-precious gemstone called Labradorite. Labradorite can display an iridescent optical effect (or schiller) known as labradorescence. The term labradoresence was coined by Ove Balthasar Bøggild. The image below is a rough sample showing how Labradoresence appears when a good quality Labradorite is polished:

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It was due to my life-long passion of clay and sculpture as to why I expanded my work in 2012 to include the exciting medium of silver, copper and bronze metal clay; in concert with my ‘Landscape Moods’ series of mixed media paintings. Metal clay allows me to sculpt work in a free form and expressive manner, allowing me to create a wide range of sculptural metal clay designs and this has been titled the ‘Landscape Gems’ collection. I view these designs as a mini ‘Landscape Moods’ painting which is in a solid metal design that can be worn everyday.”

‘A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine’ by Laura Elliott will be exhibited at The Menier Gallery, London: 18th – 23rd July 2016

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All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright by artist Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip.

View my professional gallery of works at:

View my work quick link @ http://www.lhe-art.co.uk

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Twitter @laurahelliott

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