ART BY LAURA PATTERSON
Based in Brisbane, Laura Patterson creates beautiful original artworks and limited edition art prints, in watercolour, oil and pen and ink illustration.
Natural forms and her continued study in architecture, heavily influence Laura’s work, which lend to pieces capturing fluid movement and graphic design sensibilities. Drawing mostly from life or photographs, with each new painting, drawing or sketch, she focuses on learning about and accurately representing her subjects to capture the complexities and expressions that make each subject unique.
By exploring detailed structures in plants and animals she builds up intricate and layered detail in her work to leave the observer looking deep into the composition, finding new and unexpected creatures and figures, long after the initial viewing.
Feminine and full of intrigue, her works are primarily concerned with capturing beauty and emotion in a visually pleasing composition to sit harmoniously on the walls of any room.
DESIGNER + MADE IN
Where do you get your inspiration?
"I am a big believer in inspiration through active mindlessness. Just letting yourself wander without preconceived intentions or direction can do wonders. Also, a great record! Attempting to visually represent a sound or a lyric is a great way to get the creativity going."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"The Kangaroo Point Apartment wall mural. There is such boldness and freedom in just painting directly onto a big clean wall! I also loved the way the mural brought the whole room together with its movement and colour."
What is your favourite material to work with?
“Guache paint. I can get incredibly precise and delicate using guache with my tiny sable brushes. (Perhaps it's a control thing?!) Also, they have excellent colours and the blacks are wonderfully opaque."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I would love to explore patterns for fabric design, with all their potential for colour and crisp lines. It would be interesting to try experimenting with tessellating motifs to create something which could be repeated over a large surface without looking 'spotty'."
Describe your products in three words...
"Elegant. Expressive. Delicate."
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