Posts in Studio
Watercolour on paper

I've been creating works on paper using watercolour, I used to love it so much, the delicate washes, pull and push of using water and the bright colours and have decided to start using them again on paper. 

Here are some inspiration and development, including some finished works, a new series of my works on paper will be available in March, if you would like to be notified when please sign up here

 Form and colour reference in the studio

Form and colour reference in the studio

 Colour Studies inspired by nature

Colour Studies inspired by nature

 Adding more form and lighter watercolour washes to create a peaceful and soft study.

Adding more form and lighter watercolour washes to create a peaceful and soft study.

 Pressed flowers - colour and texture feeding into my paintings

Pressed flowers - colour and texture feeding into my paintings

 'Summer Walk' and 'Let's sit here' watercolour and acrylic on paper

'Summer Walk' and 'Let's sit here' watercolour and acrylic on paper

 Colour story painting - Translating events, memories into a combination of colours and marks.

Colour story painting - Translating events, memories into a combination of colours and marks.

 Beautiful marks and washes left from pressing petals of some flowers.

Beautiful marks and washes left from pressing petals of some flowers.

 Monotype - developing my paintings to create a different texture and immediacy

Monotype - developing my paintings to create a different texture and immediacy

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Laura Gee Art Workshop - Refinery 29 x Adidas

I was thrilled to be asked by Refinery 29 UK to host an art workshop as a post run event in collaboration with Adidas at their London studio for women in London.  Refinery29 is an inspiring and empowering online platform for women who want to have thought provoking conversations and inspiration to live a more creative life. I decided to create a workshop using the techniques I use to create my abstract flower garden paintings.

It was an honour to be able to talk about how nature inspires my art, why I love abstract painting and the different techniques I use, which then about 40 women got to try out for themselves!  It was a great evening and some beautiful results using the different painting techniques Here are some photographs of the Abstract Flower Art workshop.

Studio Series - Flower Garden Video

I've been busy creating a new body of work for a new series called 'Flower Gardens'. Whilst painting I take photos to document the process for myself and also to share online, I find it useful to try and see it with fresh eyes, and seeing it through a lens can achieve this new perspective.  

Each painting becomes a journey, as I work intuitively I never know where its going to end up, once finished I look back and see all the different layers, marks and colours interact and sometimes I think,'I did'nt do that',  it sometimes feels unconscious.  I get into a flow state where hours pass by where I  am mixing and painting colours, responding to the previous marks on canvas. Once I step back I see the new layer unfold, the painting grows before my eyes. I've been wanting to try and document this journey and filming is a way to achieve this. I am working out how to do this without it being intrusive to the creating.

So for now I have been documenting parts of the creative process, here is my first video showing more of the process of how the colour studies, flower studies and painting on canvas all build up to the final piece. Its a start and theres a lot to improve on, but I'm excited to video more of my inspirations and process in the studio in a way for me to learn more, and to share more with you about my practise.

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Studio Practise

simple, minimal, light and soft, unfolding onto the canvas as I start to mark new white canvases. Searching for simplicity and the essence of these natural organic flowers.

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NEW STUDIO

I recently moved into my very first self contained studio, it feels great to have space to work in uninterrupted. Its full of natural light and have been settling in the last few weeks.  Here is a little peak into my new studio space.

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