About

Originally an historian of art and architecture, then a curator and consultant in the architectural

field, I turned some years ago towards the more immediate experience of creating art itself.

I was interested in exploring the coexistence of nature and the built environment, while

retaining a sense of human presence even if unseen. Accordingly, my work depicted scenes that

had inspired me, especially those encountered while travelling.

In a natural progression, I began to pursue my desire to examine not just the natural

environment but also the humanity that had engaged with and helped to shape that

environment, and so I turned my attention to the human figure and portraiture.

As a result, I devoted myself for some time to the search for and depiction of that invisible

beauty that lies deep within every individual, while also examining the relationship between

artist and model, and the creative process itself.

In Spring 2009 my work was the major focus of the exhibition entitled ‘Nudes’ at Art Amatoria, a

contemporary art gallery in central Edinburgh.  In Autumn 2009 I participated in the Landmark

Arts Centre Autumn Art Fair, with significant success.

As I am a keen scuba diver, in 2008 I began what became a series of paintings inspired by certain

vividly memorable underwater sites. These works highlight a very personal view of details of the

underwater world, and some have developed an almost abstract quality, and I have enjoyed

building up textures in the paint to reflect this unusual subject matter.

In Spring 2014 I was delighted to be accepted as an Exhibiting Member of the prestigious

Richmond Art Society. I have since exhibited regularly with the Society.

Since 2015 I have been concentrating more on landscape painting, working both in the studio and

in plein air. I participated in Plein Air painting workshops with Ian Roberts in Provence in June

2016 and in Cape Cod (Massachusetts) in 2017, both of which inspired me greatly.

In early 2018 I joined an online workshop with Patti Mollica, designed to help harness the power

of colour. Used wisely, Patti’s idea is that colour can enhance and add drama to a painting, and

so help communicate one’s artistic vision. It was a truly creatively inspirational workshop.

In Winter 2018 I joined ArtCan - a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through

profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’ peers, and practical

support structures.  I’m looking forward to collaborating and exhibiting with them!

My studio is in South West London. I work predominantly in acrylics or oils on canvas, but I also

explore the use of other materials.

My work has been acquired by private collectors all over the world.

Curriculum Vitae

Higher Education

Université de la Sorbonne, Paris

Diploma in History of French Art & Architecture, and French Literature

Società Dante Alighieri, Rome

Diploma in History of Italian Art & Architecture, 200 BC to 1900 AD

Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey

BA First Class Honours from the School of Combined Studies, in History of Art, Architecture &

Design, and in History of Ideas

Career History in Architectural sphere

Michael Wilford and Partners Limited  (Public Relations and Archive Manager)

The James Stirling Foundation, London (Curator)

London Open House, Architecture Link, London (Consultant)

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (Consultant)

Rick Mather Architects, London (Public Relations and Archive Manager)

Exhibitions

ARThouse Open Studios

St Matthias Art Fair

Art Amatoria, Edinburgh

Landmark Autumn Art Fair

Richmond Art Society Winter Art Exhibition: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Richmond Art Society Spring Art Exhibition: 2014, 2106, 2017 & 2018

Laura Parker Art

© All Images are the Copyright of Laura Parker

About

Originally an historian of art and architecture, then a

curator and consultant in the architectural field, I turned

some years ago towards the more immediate experience of

creating art itself.

I was interested in exploring the coexistence of nature and

the built environment, while retaining a sense of human

presence even if unseen. Accordingly, my work depicted

scenes that had inspired me, especially those encountered

while travelling.

In a natural progression, I began to pursue my desire to

examine not just the natural environment but also the

humanity that had engaged with and helped to shape that

environment, and so I turned my attention to the human

figure and portraiture.

As a result, I devoted myself for some time to the search for

and depiction of that invisible beauty that lies deep within

every individual, while also examining the relationship

between artist and model, and the creative process itself.

In Spring 2009 my work was the major focus of the exhibition

entitled ‘Nudes’ at Art Amatoria, a contemporary art gallery

in central Edinburgh.  In Autumn 2009 I participated in the

Landmark Arts Centre Autumn Art Fair, with significant

success.

As I am a keen scuba diver, in 2008 I began what became a

series of paintings inspired by certain vividly memorable

underwater sites. These works highlight a very personal view

of details of the underwater world, and some have

developed an almost abstract quality, and I have enjoyed

building up textures in the paint to reflect this unusual

subject matter.

In Spring 2014 I was delighted to be accepted as an

Exhibiting Member of the prestigious Richmond Art Society. I

have since exhibited regularly with the Society.

Since 2015 I have been concentrating more on landscape

painting, working both in the studio and in plein air. I

participated in Plein Air painting workshops with Ian Roberts

in Provence in June 2016 and in Cape Cod (Massachusetts) in

2017, both of which inspired me greatly.

In early 2018 I joined an online workshop with Patti Mollica,

designed to help harness the power of colour. Used wisely,

Patti’s idea is that colour can enhance and add drama to a

painting, and so help communicate one’s artistic vision. It

was a truly creatively inspirational workshop.

In Winter 2018 I joined ArtCan - a non-profit arts

organisation that supports artists through profile raising

activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’

peers, and practical support structures.  I’m looking forward

to collaborating and exhibiting with them!

My studio is in South West London. I work predominantly in

acrylics or oils on canvas, but I also explore the use of other

materials.

My work has been acquired by private collectors all over the

world.

Curriculum Vitae

Higher Education

Université de la Sorbonne, Paris

Diploma in History of French Art & Architecture, and French

Literature

Società Dante Alighieri, Rome

Diploma in History of Italian Art & Architecture, 200 BC to

1900 AD

Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey

BA First Class Honours from the School of Combined Studies,

in History of Art, Architecture & Design, and in History of

Ideas

Career History in Architectural sphere

Michael Wilford and Partners Limited  (Public Relations and

Archive Manager)

The James Stirling Foundation, London (Curator)

London Open House, Architecture Link, London

(Consultant)

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (Consultant)

Rick Mather Architects, London (Public Relations and

Archive Manager)

Exhibitions

ARThouse Open Studios

St Matthias Art Fair

Art Amatoria, Edinburgh

Landmark Autumn Art Fair

Richmond Art Society Winter Art Exhibition: 2014, 2015,

2016, 2017 & 2018

Richmond Art Society Spring Art Exhibition: 2014, 2106,

2017 & 2018

Laura Parker Art

© All Images are the Copyright of Laura Parker