"Her painting style is aggressively physical. Her emotional involvement is tangible." Robert Amos, Times Colonist.
A fourth generation Victorian, Laura’s roots run deep on Vancouver Island, BC. A graphic designer by trade, she needed an escape from work and found it in the creation of her paintings. Laura Harris started showing her paintings early in the new millennium. Her first show Sold Out, followed by critical acclaim and many more successful shows.
Described as 'beautifully imperfect' Laura's paintings speak to an inner voice often ignored – with strikingly bold colours and texture, each one takes you on a journey that requires contemplation and offers discovery. Mostly self-taught, Laura began painting in her teens. With her draftsman father teaching her perspective and technique, he also encouraged freedom of expression. Before becoming a 'serious' painter, Harris attended college and worked as a graphic designer, specializing in corporate identity. In 2001, her successful design company gave way to her full time art career. It is a very exciting time for Laura – with a run of successful shows and critical acclaim, she is continuing her journey with a strong sense of play, and refreshing confidence and flare.
"The work keeps getting deeper, more honest. I continue to work on a piece until I feel it breathe on its own."