Laura White

Represented Artist

Laura White

Represented Artist

Laura White is an Australian realist artist specialising in still life and nature inspired oil paintings.   Her love for both ceramics and the garden greatly influences the realist and botanical subject matters which she prefers. Practicing the ‘flemish’ techniques used by the Dutch masters, using multiple layering methods and translucent glazes, she achieves great depth and texture in her work.   Her main motivation is to portray the inherent beauty she sees in everyday life, capturing colour, light and texture to produce artworks that speak to the senses.

 

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Laura White is an Australian realist artist specialising in still life and nature inspired oil paintings.   Her love for both ceramics and the garden greatly influences the realist and botanical subject matters which she prefers. Practicing the ‘flemish’ techniques used by the Dutch masters, using multiple layering methods and translucent glazes, she achieves great depth and texture in her work.   Her main motivation is to portray the inherent beauty she sees in everyday life, capturing colour, light and texture to produce artworks that speak to the senses.

The carefully chosen objects are placed in composition in such a way that together they almost become one.  With a background in interior design, she is constantly applying the rules of balance, tone and texture to her paintings.  Application is light, the compositions are restrained, and the hours applied are many to each work. By keeping compositions relatively sparse, never overcrowding, the subjects are given breathing space which emphasises their beauty, even when the object is a ginger jar or a battered enamel pitcher.  Creatively, she resists following trends and traditions, and continually experiments to perfect her unfiltered vision.  Laura has been prolific in her artistic endeavours, being selected for 45 exhibitions in just 5 years since commencing to paint.  She has sold extensively both domestically and overseas.

“My greatest ambition in my work is to allow the viewer to feel like they could be standing right there with me in my studio, experiencing the same mood, the light, the stillness.  I just want to capture that moment.  The beauty of stillness”

Laura White is represented by 19Karen Contemporary Artspace, on the Gold Coast.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I am inspired by the everyday items usually taken for granted.  My aim is to engage the viewer not only with their sense of sight, but also that of touch, taste and smell. Since starting to paint, I find myself “looking” at things with a greater intensity; truly looking at the colours, textures, contrasts, reflections and hues. I hope that by capturing this, I force the individual to stop and take a minute to see things through my eyes.  This is what I strive to share with my viewer.”

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Near & Far with Carly LeCerf, The Moree Gallery, NSW
2017 Botanical Addiction, Narre Warren VIC
2017 Still, Birds Gallery, Kew VIC
2017 The Painted Garden, Yering Station Gallery VIC
2015 Harvest, Yering Station, Yarra Glen VIC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Art Red Hill
2018 Art-to-Art Pop-up Exhibition
2017 MNP Online Charity Exhibition, Curated by Amber Creswell-Bell
2017 The Moree Gallery, Moree NSW
2017 Bloom, Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach NSW
2017 Camberwell Rotary Art Show VIC
2017 St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak VIC
2017 Art Red Hill, Red Hill VIC
2017 Lindfield Art Show (Featured Artist) NSW
2017 Berwick  Show VIC
2017 Art For Epilepsy
2016 9×5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong VIC
2016 CamART Show, Camberwell VIC
2016 Dromana Art Show, Dromana VIC
2016 Petruccelli Studio Group Exhibition, Sherbrooke Gallery VIC
2016 Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey, Abbottsford VIC
2016 Oak Hill Gallery 9×5 Cigar Box Exhibition, Mornington VIC
2016 Art Red Hill Exhibition, Red Hill VIC
2016 Sherbrooke Art Society Exhibition, Belgrave VIC
2016 Fleur (group exhibition) Berwick VIC
2015 Little Wonders II, Beth Hulme Gallery, Fitzroy Nth VIC
2015 9×5 Exhibition, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong VIC
2015 Fleur Exhibition, Little by Little, Berwick VIC
2015 Through my Eyes (duo exhibition), City of Casey VIC
2015 Touching Nature, group exhibition, City of Casey VIC
2015 Berwick Artists Society Show, Narre Warren VIC
2014 Walker Street Gallery 9×5 Exhibition, Dandenong VIC
2014 Leongatha Rotary Art Show, Leongatha VIC
2014 City of Casey Contemporary Artists’ Showcase VIC
2014 Berwick Art Show, Berwick VIC
2014 Mornington Peninsula Art Show, MorningtonVIC

AWARDS

2016 Finalist – SHE group Exhibition, Dandenong VIC
2016 First Prize – Still Life category, Grand Art Exhibition VIC
2016 First Prize – Painting Category, Dromana Art Show VIC
2016 Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey, Abbottsford VIC

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