Creating Contemporary Paintings for Landscapes, Portraits & Still Life
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 home my skills were the key to motivate 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.'
*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
I work from my studio based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, 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, exhibitions and UK art fairs and I regularly exhibit throughout Hertfordshire and the 3 counties.
One to One Tuition
Due to Covid, this facility is temporarily unavailable
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 your 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 can cover the following disciplines:
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.