The Golden Monarch Original Painting
The Golden Monarch (Queen Elizabeth II) is the latest of Laura's Wallpaper Paintings series. It will be the featured image in her current exhibition at New & Lingwood in New York City.
Original acrylic and gold leaf on canvas. 22x28 inches. Streathed on wood frame and ready to hang.
With a degree in Fabric Design, it’s easy to see how pattern has become a central character in Laura’s work. In her wallpaper Series, Laura’s flowers, people and animals dance before a stage of elaborate and energetic design. These emotive backgrounds play a role in the story of each piece. A combination of silk-screening and painting was used to create each piece.
Laura describes her work, “In this toile de jouy inspired pattern, these Dr. Seuss like flowers and their exotic whimsy feel at home in my work.” I love mixing long held traditional or classical imagery with unexpected color and playful imagery to show the viewer a new way to see these patterns. The color is pure and the result is alive with my hand. I consider my art to be an invention of reality rather than purely an exact imitation. I exaggerate color and shape to create art that is humorous, alive and uplifting.”