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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.”


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

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Artwork Focus: Finding My Artist Voice, Inspired By Picasso

My First 3D Sculpture Test, Inspired by 2D Paintings by past master Picasso

It is always hard to start your journey as an artist, with my journey starting in 1992. Where do you start…

What do you create? Which medium do you chose? What subject do you paint? Where do you start in creating work?

Though, at first, my journey was a bit haphazzard, I eventually found my feet and it came to me naturally, drawing on my life long, never ending imagination. Saying this, it was not till approx 1991 when I first found the 2 mediums I loved: clay and acrylic painting, I was in love. I have used them ever since and I adore them as much now as I did the first time I laid my hands on them.

My life-time adoration of Picasso began in 1992 through books and gallery visits. Drawing from Picasso’s work, it meant that I explored many ways to create my artworks for my A Level Art and Design in 1995. 


I tested out all manner of ideas: drawings, paintings and then I realised that there was a way forward…sculpture. For my final artworks I wanted to explore and create my own unique sculpture, which reversed how Picasso created a 3D effect on a 2D canvas. The picture below was my final formal exam piece, but this was worlds appart from my real ideas. Which is the sculpture shown below:

Above: ‘Untitled’ (1995)

​It was in 1994 that I began to explore the ideas of playing with mediums, like I mentioned above, this was discouraged by my teachers. Despite this, I read books and studied artists. 

It was when I found Picasso, that I began to do what *I* wanted to do and I started to build a portrait sculpture. 

When I learnt about Picasso I visited the Tate Modern and saw one of his sculpture portraits or busts and I was energised. I knew my next step!! I began to create a sculpture created with:

  •  A wooden base
  •  Chicken wire forming the main shape
  • Plaster of paris bandages
  • Card to create hair round the face and to form the pony tail at the back
  • Acrylic paint to create form, depth and to emulate how Picasso creates a 3D effect on a 2D canvas

Once the piece started to take shape and I felt obliged to stop this artwork and begin another. 

Below is an example of Picasso’s amazing paintings that also inspired me:

Saying this, my teacher disliked it so much she told me to put it in the bin or more precisely the skip!! I am sure you would understand it was quite heart breaking; however, before I threw it away I took photographs. This piece, shown below, is a reproduction of a self portrait: my hair brushed back into a pony tail with wisps of hair surrounding my face.


My appologies for the poor quality photographs

Above: Left = face / Right = right hand side of head with hair in a bunch

Above: Left = left hand side of the head / Right = reverse of head with the stripes swept into a pony tail

My teacher was a traditional or realism lover and she discouraged me to test out new ideas, hence why the painting below is more realistic, with a hint of impressionism:

Above: ‘Untitled’ (1995)

I continued with this new drive to create what *I* wanted to do and in 1995 I created a slotted card sculpture painted with abstract designs with acrylic paint:


In addition, I incoporated structural support in 1 of my 3 my final exhibition artworks:

https://laurahelliott.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/exhibition-review-my-first-group-exhibition/


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

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• Curating the International Association of Two and Three Dimensional Artists (IATTDA)

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About the IATTDA

“The ‘International Association of Two and Three Dimensional Artists’ (IATTDA) was set-up, curated and run by artist Laura Elliott BA (Hons), Dip. The group stood for: Integrity, Quality and Diversity. Established in 2007, the IATTDA is a group of like-minded artists which support, encourage and promotes artists practicing in the areas of two and three dimensional arts, in any media. Set-up and run by artists, for artists.”

“The IATTDA contains a rich and diverse mixture of styles, backgrounds and media to represent and promote artists portfolios within exhibitions, fairs and through online exposure. We support and happily accept emerging to professional artists through our submission process. This submission process allows a panel of artists to assess artists work submitted, enabling the panel to maintain a high standard within the membership. The panel are always looking for rich and new galleries and fairs, to exhibit to bring our artists we represent to new audiences across the world.”

Exhibition Dates: 2007 till 2009

  • 17th – 28th June 2009: IATTDA 2009 Summer Exhibition, 1215 Art Gallery, Old Windsor, Berkshire, UK
  • 16th – 29th January 2009: IATTDA International 2009 Tour, GP DEVA – Frontier Art, Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
  • 21st – 27th November 2008: IATTDA Winter Group Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, London, UK
  • 7th – 12th July 2008: IATTDA Summer 2008 Exhibition, The Poly, Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
  • 4th/ 5th – 18th July 2008: IATTDA GROUP EXHIBITION: Art In The Park with La Boheme Gallery, Colorado, USA
  • 2nd – 31st May 2008: IATTDA GROUP EXHIBITION, Pedro Ruivo Foundation, Faro, Portugal
  • 1st – 31st March 2008: IATTDA GROUP EXHIBITION, Gallerie Samora Barros, Albuferia, Portugal
  • 22nd – 28th February 2008: IATTDA EARLY SPRING EXHIBITION. Red Gate Gallery, Coldharbour Lane, London, UK.

“My personal thanks and gratitude to Paulo Duarte Filipe and all the galleries and staff who worked to achieve all the exhibitions for the ‘International Association of Two and Three Dimensional Artists’ (IATTDA).”

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1st – 31st March 2008: IATTDA GROUP EXHIBITION, Gallerie Samora Barros, Albuferia, Portugal


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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• Putting Punk With My Pink Panther

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 direction from a open call for ‘London Punk Revisited’ (which I have been selected for) art by my representative gallery, Degreeart.com. I felt this was a perfect opportunity to integrate neon paints and I started integrating flourescent pink as my first colour choice. 

The first painting (shown below) features a range of colours with the focal colours purple, green and neon pink. The neon pink was high viscosity paint by Pebeo, which had a smooth and waxy finish. This painting was unplanned and painted from my mind with the focus in my mind of youth, energy and vibrancy. It was a feeling I used to have during my late teens, when I was rebelious and encompassed the attitude and colour palette of punk.

Above: ‘Pink Punk Panther’

The second painting had a mixture of red and sea greens using the organic shapes of Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colours. This background was enhanced by using an additional palette of purple, deep red, silver and neon pink with a mixture of palette knife and brush techniques. It was after this piece was completed that I realised the piece had a horse or unicorn in the middle when viewed a certain way up (shown below). This piece was created in a landscape orientation.

Above: ‘Pink Punk’d Magic’

I have created other artworks since which are shown below:

Above: ‘Spotty Punk’d Panther’

Above: ‘Flaming Punk’d Mustang’

Above: ‘British Punk’d Flag II’

Above: ‘British Punk’d Flag I’

Above: ‘Counterpoint Study’

Above: ‘Counterpoint Study’


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

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

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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)

 


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• ​Learning From Masters, Picasso to Pollock 

Learning From Masters, Picasso to Pollock

Remember – Copyright – These Are Not For Sale – Just Inspiration and Learning!!

What Do You Mean By “Master Studies”?

During my formative years navigating the arts, I found that the way I learnt was by doing or creating. I felt that this theory applied to the arts. I first began re-producing paintings aged 17 when my A Level Art and Design course required a “visual essay“. 

Above: A page of my visual essay for my A Level Art and Design feat a text essay, postcards and artworks painted by me with the original next to it

I took this literally and I began to draw masters works, with a Degas Conte Pastel drawing (shown below) titled ‘Lady Washing Her Feet’:

Above: Master Study ‘Woman Washing Her Feet’ by Degas

Why Re-Create Masters Work?

Simply put, to learn from their expert hand and varying techniques in art.

Above: Master Study of Picasso

They are a challenge to reproduce, but that is why they teaches you so much. I think master studies are worth every minute. When I re-created Picasso’s cubist work, the complex gradiants of colour and shade are a lesson for perspective within painting. 

In addition, when you map out the cubist artwork you learn about proportion and dimension. I think this is a way round not having to learn perspective by drawing buildings, especially as I personally dislike drawing architecture.

Which are your top 5 masters who inspire you ?

My top 5 artists are:

  1. Picasso
  2. David Hockney
  3. Jenny Saville
  4. Degas
  5. Maggie Hambling

Above: Master study from a Picasso artwork (created in 1995)

Above: Self Portrait by Maggie Hambling

What masters have you studied?

Shown below are some pictures of my reproduction paintings for my art “visual essay”:

The picture below is me at my first main exhibition aged 18, which has my master studies artwork of a Degas painting on the far right.

From 1994-1997, I studied Picasso, Monet, Degas, Dali and Anthony Green RA.

I loved every piece I re-created; however, I have not re-created any artists work since 1994-1995. Since then I have continued to learn about David Hockney’s work. David Hockney is almost like a kindrid spirit to me, with his exploration of perspective in both photography and painting. The way he flips perspective strikes a cord with me as that is something I like to explore in my paintings.

Above: Created by © David Hockney

Above: ‘Halcyon Days’ created by © Laura H Elliott

What master do you recommend as a starting point?

I think Van Gough is a great starting point. He has a distinct technique and lends itself to high viscosity/ 3D paints or oil paints and a really appealing subject matter and colour scheme. In addition, his work is familiar with most people and this makes him a perfect first choice.

The artwork below is ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gough:

Who are your favourite artists and why?

My first and most enduring love is Picasso and his cubist artworks, exploring colour, perspective and the transition of three-dimensional objects into a two-dimensional framework. I believe art that resonates and moves me on a personal level has the most long lasting influence on my work.

The deepest reaction I experienced was around 1996, when I visited the Tate Modern. I walked into this high ceiling room and was faced with an enormous series of paintings by Mark Rothko. The works and atmosphere had a profound impact and I needed to sit down. After a short time, I read the information on the artworks and the pieces were painted during a dark emotional period in Rothko’s life. Certainly, this was what caused be to feel emotional, it was like the artworks and colours swallowed me into his life. I can understand his need to express himself in this manner, something I have in common with artists such as Rothko.

Every exhibition I have visited has driven my work and have explored a large range of mediums both practically and from academic reading. I have enjoyed viewing Cypriot English artist Tracey Emin’s work, feeling that her freedom of her self and her personal experiences in life move me, as she is such an open book.

In addition, contemporary British painter Jenny Saville and American photographer Nan Goldin, but the artist I feel I relate to and am directly inspired by is the British contemporary artist Maggi Hambling due to her passion for expression of her life and visual diary. Maggi’s work is expressive, fascinating and her passion for the arts and other artists work is something I admire and hope to emulate.

Other artists I would recommend are:

Picasso, Monet, Degas, Dali and Jackson Pollock

How Do I Move Beyond The Masters?

This is hard to answer, but I think you need to consider what art inspires you, what medium you enjoy and what makes you happy. I have written a blog about a simple project idea below:

https://laurahelliott.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/%e2%80%a2-%e2%80%8bartist-project-1-abstract-expressionist-landscape/?preview=true

I have a few pictures below of an original design created by me of a three-dimensional sculpture of a Jesus Lizard, inspired by Picasso andmade out of painted, slotted card:



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