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 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's flower paintings are at the centre of her work and she enjoys capturing Old Roses in a vintage jug, experimenting with coloured glass, silver and porcelain and a multitude of blooms from tulips to hellebores.
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.
2018 Group Exhibition Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy
2017 Solo Exhibition Friars Hill, Yorkshire
2016 Solo Exhibition The Piers Feetham Gallery, London
2015 Group Exhibition The Lime Gallery, Settle, Yorkshire
2015 Group Exhibition Chantry House Gallery, Ripley, Yorkshire
2014 Solo Exhibition Private House in Ilkley, Yorkshire
2014 Group Exhibition Chantry House Gallery, Ripley, Yorkshire
2013 Solo Exhibition Chantry House Gallery, Ripley, Yorkshire
2012 Solo Exhibition Fursbreck Gallery, Orkney
2010 Solo Exhibition McKenna and Co, Beauchamp Place, London
2008 Solo Exhibition Gallery 53, Beauchamp Place, London
2007 Group Exhibition Panter and Hall at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2006 Group Exhibition Lennox Gallery at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2004 Solo Exhibition Lennox Gallery, London