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Laura Darling

Laura Darling

As a landscape artist I walk a lot, exploring the bones of the land below, the feeling of the weather above and the paths that people make.

 

I use quite dry oil paint to capture the chalky, pared back landscapes around me in the South Downs. I like the unfussy nature of using paint in this way, I think it gives a sense of space and silence that I’m trying to find in my work. I like to keep some of the pencil markings that have helped me plan out the painting, keeping elements of the drawing and a little roughness that keeps me from getting tied up with detail. I try to find lines of light, slivers of colour that draw the eye and pull the viewer into the landscape.

 

I exhibit in Sussex and London and have recently graduated from the Art Academy in London where I studied painting. Shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize in 2022 and selected for the RBA Bicentennial in 2023, my work is in collections at home and abroad.



Website: www.lauradarlingart.com

Instagram: lauradarlingart

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