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 but now calls the UK and Australia home.
A Visual Arts BA of Leicester UK.  Laura's work is displayed in collections worldwide and has been exhibited in many international galleries, including The Royal Academy, London.
Dame Judi Dench
This is my portrait of the fabulous Dame Judi, who sat for me early last year for an exhibition of British Living Legends. It was to be held at the BAFTA Piccadilly London last November but due to Covid restrictions had to be postponed. 
For now, because of these restrictions I have returned to my previous other great love which is collage. My collages also excite me because they will stand up for themselves and look wonderful on walls of stone, brick and wood. Something many paintings cannot do.  
The wonderful sculptor, Mela Cooke and I are having an exhibition called "A Brush with Sculpture" which will showcase Mela's beautiful sculptures and my colourful collage works. 
It will be held at the Lumiere Event space in the Mercedes Building 194 Breakfast Creek Road Newstead and open daily from 10am to 4pm Friday 3rd December until Monday 20th December 2021.  I hope we will see you there!