About I am a self-taught artist, and enjoy discovering different ways of depicting the world around me, from expansive landscapes, to dramatic underwater views and intimate still lifes. Originally a historian of art and architecture, then a curator and consultant in the architectural field, I turned later in life towards the direct experience of creating artworks myself.  I work predominantly in acrylics or oils on canvas, but I also explore the use of other materials.  I enjoy using colour to enhance and add drama to a painting and so help communicate my artistic vision, as well as bringing energy and vitality to my new series of abstracted landscape and underwater paintings. These paintings embrace a sense of spirituality, and a love of colour as well as a passion for paint itself.  Although the natural world remains fundamental to my practice, each work shows a different personal perspective and vision. My aim as a painter is to express the hidden beauty I find in objects and scenes, offering the viewer a personal interpretation of the world where our individual sensibilities might meet. CURRICULUM VITAE Career History in Architectural sphere Rick Mather Architects, London (Public Relations and Archive Manager) Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (Consultant) London Open House, Architecture Link, London (Consultant) The James Stirling Foundation, London (Curator) Michael Wilford and Partners Limited  (Public Relations and Archive Manager) Higher Education Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey BA First Class Honours from the School of Combined Studies, in History of Art, Architecture & Design, and in History of Ideas Società Dante Alighieri, Rome Diploma in History of Italian Art & Architecture, 200 BC to 1900 AD Université de la Sorbonne, Paris Diploma in History of French Art & Architecture, and French Literature
Laura Parker
About I am a self-taught artist, and enjoy discovering different ways of depicting the world around me, from expansive landscapes, to dramatic underwater views and intimate still lifes. Originally a historian of art and architecture, then a curator and consultant in the architectural field, I turned later in life towards the direct experience of creating artworks myself.  I work predominantly in acrylics or oils on canvas, but I also explore the use of other materials.  I enjoy using colour to enhance and add drama to a painting and so help communicate my artistic vision, as well as bringing energy and vitality to my new series of abstracted landscape and underwater paintings. These paintings embrace a sense of spirituality, and a love of colour as well as a passion for paint itself.  Although the natural world remains fundamental to my practice, each work shows a different personal perspective and vision. My aim as a painter is to express the hidden beauty I find in objects and scenes, offering the viewer a personal interpretation of the world where our individual sensibilities might meet. CURRICULUM VITAE Career History in Architectural sphere Rick Mather Architects, London (Public Relations and Archive Manager) Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (Consultant) London Open House, Architecture Link, London (Consultant) The James Stirling Foundation, London (Curator) Michael Wilford and Partners Limited  (Public Relations and Archive Manager) Higher Education Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey BA First Class Honours from the School of Combined Studies, in History of Art, Architecture & Design, and in History of Ideas Società Dante Alighieri, Rome Diploma in History of Italian Art & Architecture, 200 BC to 1900 AD Université de la Sorbonne, Paris Diploma in History of French Art & Architecture, and French Literature
Laura Parker