From the heART
Carefully designed and personalised artwork
Thank you for visiting my online website and gallery! I am Laura, I am a wife, Mum, a teacher of Art and artist. Like many people, lockdown saw me climbing the walls and reflecting upon what I value in life. My passion since I was a child has been Art. I had an amazing art teacher and she nurtured my love of colour, texture and experimenting and for that I am forever grateful as it has led me to my career of teaching young adults to learn and create and now my business; From The HeART.
During lockdown I struggled with long days, entertaining a toddler and in general, adapting to a new way of life. I have never been one to sit down and so even teaching from home remotely I found very difficult. When I didn’t have my normal Mum duties anymore of an evening; prepping clothes, dinner and the likes for the next day, I felt a huge void. That void I will be forever grateful for because it taught me what I had missed and led me to rekindle my love for creating again.
I began to experiment and create alcohol ink paintings. I posted on social media and I was inundated with such lovely comments and offers to purchase my work. So, naturally flattered I went along with it. I grew my following and quickly realised I was developing into a business that I am now.
Here you will find all of my work that is available as prints, new products that are available and how to go about commissions. If you would like to ask any questions or get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
MY CREATIVE PROCESS
The medium I use in my work is alcohol inks. I have always had an admiration for their vibrant quality and the layer upon layer of textured colours that they create. Alcohol inks are quite a specialist medium in many ways. They dry very quickly, they can be quite unruly and difficult to control and they can be unpredictable often generating different hues and tones; this is what I LOVE about them. No matter how much I experiment with them, I always learn from them and they always seem to produce something new and amazing! I find this medium completely addictive and when my little boy goes to bed I head to my workspace and enter my little creative land!
Brightened up my day and my wall receiving this. Thank you Laura, just beautiful x