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Laura K Smith Paintings

Villers Abbey Forest (2020)

Artwork Type
Dimensions
27.6x19.7 in
Techniques
Support or surface
Canvas / Mounted on Stretcher frame
Framing
No
This acrylic painting is inspired by a tree that I came across during a walk through the Villers-la-Ville forest, located in the Wallonia region of Belgium. I was struck by the long curve of the main tree from its stable rooting to the left and the tree behind it that curved more dramatically to the right. The intertwining of the trees and their place...
This acrylic painting is inspired by a tree that I came across during a walk through the Villers-la-Ville forest, located in the Wallonia region of Belgium. I was struck by the long curve of the main tree from its stable rooting to the left and the tree behind it that curved more dramatically to the right. The intertwining of the trees and their place atop a slope in the land made for a dramatic scene. The light shining through the tree’s leaves on the right side in contrast to the darker area created by the curve of the main tree on the left side made for a nice contrast. This scene is a personal reminder of my autumnal stroll through this landscape.

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Laura K. Smith (1989) is a Canadian landscape painter based in Brussels, Belgium. Inspired from a young age by the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art movements, Laura studied studio fine arts, art history,...

Laura K. Smith (1989) is a Canadian landscape painter based in Brussels, Belgium. Inspired from a young age by the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art movements, Laura studied studio fine arts, art history, art theory, and philosophy for over a decade and is now pursuing her own painting practice professionally.

Laura holds a Ph.D. in Literature from KU Leuven (Belgium), a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmith’s, University of London (UK), and a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Fine Arts with honours in Art History from Bishop’s University (Canada). Laura has worked in academia as a post-doctoral researcher and as an art consultant, gallery assistant, and researcher including in internationally renowned art institutions in Europe and Canada.

Peaceful, joyful, strong, colourful, dream-like, and haunting are some of the ways in which Laura’s paintings have been described to her. Using acrylic on canvas, Laura paints colourful landscape scenes of her home country of Canada and her new home country of Belgium with the aim of sharing the joy that she experiences in the practice and appreciation of art. Complementary to her painting practice, Laura writes about her painting process and inspiration in her biweekly blog, available on her website.

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