*Stuart Elliot: Facial Anatomy Course.       


*LARA School of Representational Art: Easter school for drawing and painting


*LARA School of Representational Art: Portrait Master Class with Luca Landraccolo


*Barnes Artiler: Master Still Life Course with Travis Seymour


*Technical Oil for Landscapes with Nial Adams

Hi, I'm Laura Dunmow a representational artist

with a contemporary style.

Originally trained as a graphic designer I took a leap of faith and

returned back to my childhood passion for drawing and painting. 

Finding the right course to hone my skills were the key to motivating me

on this artistic journey.

My inspiration is truly immersed in the classical style of oil painting. It centres around the aesthetic values of colour and unity of space, where the use of light and interpreted brush strokes to create my distinctive, contemporary style. I choose oils as my favoured medium. My portrait and figurative works are heavily influenced by Sargent’s work and his remarkable technical ability to draw with his brush, while the landscapes are inspired by Turner’s wonderful interplay between light and colour.

I continue to attend various courses* that strengthen my focus on observation, drawing and application technics, which all help to enhance

my visual representations. I take great enjoyment in evolving these across various styles, continuing to strive for perfection,- always with the desire

to experiment and produce work that creates diverse opportunities

for the next, new painting. '

'Keeping my work exciting, continuing to drive the passion.'

I work from my studio based in Offenham, Worcestershire, where I continue to create an eclectic body of work, - with collections that explore various themes, always stretching and challenging my creative focus. My work sells through galleries in Hertfordshire

and Oxfordshire while throughout the year I attend exhibitions and UK art fairs whilst also showcasing my collections in

online art galleries.

Sharing Skills

One to One Tuition

Email or call me directly for more information


This is my studio- a place where I love to paint. 

I’m passionate about painting and eager to share my knowledge achieved by building on the traditional skills of drawing and painting from life. Whilst encouraging and nurturing your abilities, you can steadily gain the confidence to challenge any project with your chosen painting medium or selected subject matter.

Whether you are a total beginner, returning to painting, or an improver that feels you have reached a plateau, private one-to-one tuition could be the solution to kick start your artistic journey.

This type of tuition provides you with a flexible and bespoke timetable of studies that cover the

following disciplines: 


  • Observational studies in black and white that capture scale and proportion.
  • Studying tone and how to represent realistic shapes and forms.
  • Introduction to oil paints, their mediums and the skills of how to handle them.
  • An understanding of colour, mixing, harmony, and its value for real-life painting principles.

Charging by the hour enables us to focus on the aspects of painting and technics that build the timetables that suit your requirements, e.g. time of day/s and specific topics of content for each study lesson.


My Studio, Hertfordshire, Tuition