City views, English vineyards, woodland walks, move Laura to express her emotions with sparing strokes of colour and balanced, contrasting tones. Techniques learned ranging from painter/writer Yuri Koval in the 1990's when living in Moscow, to the Hugo Grenville School of Painting reflecting depth and poetry rather than "record keeping." She aims to paint freely, with rich designs, and heartfelt subjects. Laura is well known in Bristol as a cityscape painter, and worked closely with the Grand Appeal charity over the years, painting Gromits, and Shauns and even a Wow! Gorilla. In recent years she has been exploring botanical themes inspired by her garden and daily woodland walks with her whippet. Drawn to the abstract, her work offers a bridge between reality and abstraction, fused with a strong sense of design and love of colour.