Laura Wallace grew up in Yorkshire and has painted all her life. She studied Drama and Theatre Design at Exeter University before a Diploma in Interior Design which led to three years working for the Harrods Interior Design Team managing a wide range of international projects and becoming one of their chief visualisers. She then attended Heatherleys School of Fine Art enrolling in a variety of courses from life drawing to watercolour and finally settling on oil which became her preferred medium.
Laura is hugely influenced by the Scottish Colourists and regards, Cadell, Hunter and Peploe as her favourite artists together with Anne Redpath's still lifes. She is also inspired by the Impressionists - she loves Cezanne's use of complementary colour and the fragility of Manet's final flower paintings.
Her main themes are seascapes, flowers and Yorkshire landscapes. She spends every summer in Orkney where the kaleidoscopic landscape and ever-changing skies make for magical and challenging conditions to paint.
In Yorkshire she is inspired by the beauty of the Dales through the seasons, from bluebell woods to snow scenes.
Laura has held several solo exhibitions in London, including The Lennox Gallery, McKenna and Co and 53 Beauchamp Place and has also exhibited in a variety of group shows including Art for Youth, Cameron Fine Art and the Affordable Art Fair with Panter and Hall. More recently Laura has launched her print collection offering a range of products from greetings cards and journals to framed prints and hand finished canvases. These are available to view either on her website or at her home in Ilkley by appointment.