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Laura K Smith Paintings

Sculptural Trees (2021)

Artwork Type
Dimensions
23.6x23.6 in
Techniques
Support or surface
Canvas / Mounted on Stretcher frame
Framing
No
As I was walking in the dune forests in De Haan in January 2021, I noticed that some of the twisting trees seemed to have lost their bark and were thus a very light cream colour. This light colour and the smoothness of the wood reminded me of the driftwood I have seen along Canadian shores. Various tree branches were leaning into other trees in collapsed...
As I was walking in the dune forests in De Haan in January 2021, I noticed that some of the twisting trees seemed to have lost their bark and were thus a very light cream colour. This light colour and the smoothness of the wood reminded me of the driftwood I have seen along Canadian shores. Various tree branches were leaning into other trees in collapsed poses, tangled and intertwining or, as a friend of mine put it, their entanglement seemed like dancing. I liked the composition of the swirling branches leaning against sturdier trees and the contrast between the light and dark colours. As backdrop, the winter sky was a clear light blue and the foliage on the ground was both dark and soft. I knew this scene would be the next I would paint after finishing my first painting of 2021, “Winter Path”.

The painting (60 x 60 cm/23.6 x 23.6 in.), part of my Forest Series, is outfitted with a thin metal wire held in place with two eyehook screws, making for easy hanging on your wall.

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Landscape ArtAbstract LandscapePost-ImpressionismExpressionismDriftwood

Laura K Smith Paintings
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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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