Laura White

Represented Artist

Laura White

Represented Artist

Laura White is an Argentine born, Australian realist artist specialising in botanical and nature-inspired oil painting. Her still life and floral works are greatly influenced by her love of food, garden and ceramics.

She practices the ‘Flemish’ techniques used by the Dutch masters, and uses multiple layering methods and translucent glazes to achieve depth and texture in her paintings. Her main motivation is to portray the inherent beauty she sees in still life compositions, 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.   Originally from Argentina, White moved to Australia as a child.   Her paintings illustrate vivid images of clarity and life-like quality which subsequently necessitate the need for considerable observation of the brush work. Her love for both food and the garden greatly influences the realist and botanical subject matters which she prefers. White employs the ‘flemish’ techniques of the Dutch Masters and uses multiple layering methods and translucent glazes to achieve 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.

After a long career with Victoria Police and an unfulfilling period studying interior design, White’s first steps in oil painting were largely self-guided and driven by curiosity and experimentation, after which she began studying at Petruccelli Art Studio in 2015 in Upper Beaconsfield. Here, she began developing the depth of her creative license.  White now paints full time from her studio in Berwick, providing work to exhibit both locally and interstate with subsequent sales being made both within Australia and internationally.

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.”

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

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

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/Prize Shows

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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