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 direct 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 nspirational 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 really enjoying 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

Career History in Architectural sphere

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

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (Consultant)

London Open House, Architecture Link, London (Consultant)

The James Stirling Foundation, London (Curator)

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

Higher Education

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

Società Dante Alighieri, Rome

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

Université de la Sorbonne, Paris

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

Laura Parker Art

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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 direct 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 nspirational

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

really enjoying 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

Career History in Architectural sphere

Rick Mather Architects, London (Public Relations and

Archive Manager)

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

(Consultant)

London Open House, Architecture Link, London

(Consultant)

The James Stirling Foundation, London (Curator)

Michael Wilford and Partners Limited  (Public Relations

and Archive Manager)

Higher Education

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

Società Dante Alighieri, Rome

Diploma in History of Italian Art & Architecture, 200 BC

to 1900 AD

Université de la Sorbonne, Paris

Diploma in History of French Art & Architecture, and

French Literature

Laura Parker Art