Welcome to the Art of Laura Smith
Laura's background is one of contrast, born in India of a British Family, her formative years were spent in Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia and Europe.  In later years she resided in The States and the UK but now calls Australia home.
A Visual Arts BA of Leicester UK, she has trained under Italy's most important sculptor, Giovanni Balderi. 
Laura's work is displayed in collections worldwide and has been exhibited in many international galleries, including The Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy, London.
Artist Statement
'I paint responses and reactions to the way I observe. I want to convey an awareness and respect for the world and life around us.  Time spent reflecting creates an understanding of the character within which I want to capture and portray, so the viewer may feel and see what I feel.  I want my art to reach deep within and uncover places which have never been lost.
I feel energized as I unravel the nature and mystery of what I want to reveal and am inspired by soft and dramatic colours played with light and dark.  I work quickly and my images are painted with brushes and fingers, handmade and found objects and sometimes words.'