Laura Warburton (Artist)
Laura mainly creates larger scale paintings, upwards of 4 feet (width or length) and beyond. She is the founder of Loft Artworks, dedicated to non traditional, loft, condo, larger space needs with walls that are begging for completion.
Laura is a self-taught Toronto based artist with an academic background in psychology. Laura creates art through the use of color, texture and imagination. Her edict is that a composition is merely a vague idea, not fully envisioned, until the piece itself emerges with the artist’s assistance. Believing that artistic expression cannot be static, held or boxed, her work reflects movement across or through the canvas. Whether the composition is brushed, sprayed, carved, splattered, scraped or poured, the use of texture, mediums and abstraction provides an organic feel that encourages the viewer to linger and rove across the canvas.
Undergraduate degree in Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Self-taught artist working in acrylics and various mediums
Member – Durham West Arts Centre
Member – Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)
Associate Member – Artshow.com
Member – Station Gallery, Whitby Ontario
Member – Visual Arts Ontario
Member – Pine Ridge Arts Council
Dec 3 – 11 8th edition “Biennale Internazionale dell” Arte Contemporanea, Florence Biennale* – Florence, Italy
*In 2001 the United Nations recognized the Florence Biennale as an official partner in their program “Dialogue Among Civilizations”. In the latest edition (2009) 700 artists from 78 nations with different ethnic, linguistic and religious traditions, found a common language to communicate their cultural values in perfect harmony with Kofi Annan’s statement:
“Artists have a special role to play in the struggle for peace. Artists speak not only to people but for people. Art is a weapon against human ignorance and hatred and a representation of human conscience.”
Sat Nov 13 The Little Art Show, 7pm – 11 pm, Painting: Magma Mercedes-Benz Downtown: 761 Dundas Street E, Toronto
Past Exhibitions and Shows
Oct 2010 Artslant Worldwide Abstract showcase – Winner: The Great Escape
Oct 2010 International Art Show – Abstract – Honorable mention: Ocean Swim
Oct 2 – 3 Durham West Spring Studio Tour – Various Locations
Sept 29 – Oct 2 Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche: Insomnia Exhibition, Artwork: Self Talk
Special Nuit Blanche time is 7:00pm Oct 2 – daybreak 7:00am Oct 3 Red Head Gallery, 401 Richmond Street W, Suite 115 Toronto
Sept 21 – 26 Uxbridge ’10: 14th Annual Juried Art Show.
Painting: Beside Myself Uxbridge, Ontario
Sept Light Space Time Gallery: International Abstraction Competition.
Fourth Place: Dancing
May 29 – 30 Durham West Spring Studio Tour, Participating Artist Locations: TBA
Apr 30 Drawing for Art, A Passion for Art, (Artist Participant and Art Donation) Station Gallery, Whitby ON
February Canadian Diabetes Fundraiser, Art Donation.
January Art Buzz, The 2010 Collection Publication Award. Second prize in acrylic.
Article by James Day
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