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"... from Sydney, Australia.
Laura has been a finalist in several art awards including the 2014 Shirley Hannan Portrait Award, the 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 Portia Geach Memorial Award, 2011 Salon des Refuses, and the 2008 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Sydney and a Master of Art from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. She is represented by Gallery Ecosse." laurajones.com.au
"Walking into Laura Jones’ light filled studio in Sydney’s inner west is a transformative and restorative experience. After trudging through its gritty streets, her work space – which is flooded with diffused natural light – overflows with tableaus of flowers in vases and glass containers which contrast starkly to the industrial surrounds of the building. The move this year to a new studio in Sydney from her previous one in the Southern Highlands has coincided with a shift in the work towards paintings which glow with an intense luminosity and new-found verve.
As a painter of still life, Laura works in a genre that continues to evolve and adapt with the times despite its traditional origins. She utilises finely honed observational skills to capture the fleeting beauty of flowers but without being overly concerned with the minutiae of a botanic artist. Her engagement with still life continues to reflect her own experiences of life. A sojourn in New York earlier in the year has inspired an invigorated composition and approach to her painting.
... In the work Marrickville Still Life the viewer looks down upon a table set with fruit and flowers that appears to be flattened into an unexpected perspective, challenging the way in which we expect to view the scene.... Jane Watters" laurajones.com.au