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Laura Harris

mixed media, canvas
30 x 30 in.  

$ 3150 CDN

mixed media, canvas
36 x 36 in.  

$ 4500 CDN

mixed media, canvas
48 x 48 in.  

$ 7650 CDN

mixed media, canvas
72 x 48 in.  

Call to view

$ 11450 CDN

mixed media, canvas
36 x 36 in.  

$ 4500 CDN

mixed media, canvas
24 x 48 in.  

$ 4000 CDN

Laura Harris

"I feel like I've finally found my place, and it's here on the canvas. Here I soar."

Described as 'beautifully imperfect' Laura's paintings speak to an inner voice often ignored – with strikingly bold colours and texture, each one takes you on a journey that requires contemplation and offers discovery. Mostly self-taught, Laura began painting in her teens. With her draftsman father teaching her perspective and technique, he also encouraged freedom of expression. Before becoming a 'serious' painter, Harris attended college and worked as a graphic designer, specializing in corporate identity. In 2001, her successful design company gave way to her full time art career. It is a very exciting time for Laura – with a run of successful shows and critical acclaim, she is continuing her journey with a strong sense of play, and refreshing confidence and flare.
"The work keeps getting deeper, more honest. I continue to work on a piece until I feel it breathe on its own."

Fueled by good coffee and the music of Joe Purdy, Ben Harper and Bob Dylan, my mornings are spent in my 8 x 12ft studio. When people ask me for a tour of my studio, I have to laugh... it's small but I couldn't ask for more. There's paint on the walls, the ceiling, on the curtains and rug, and I love that no one has asked me to clean it up. Music loud, I can't help but wiggle a bit and I think that movement finds its way into the paintings... I can see it in the strokes. I trust the mistakes and feel that a successful painting is one that conveys my emotion.

A lot of my work has a 'big sky' feel to it. While creating these, I am generally aware of a lost connection between people. We live in a world where cell phones and blackberries are often getting more affection than our family and friends. I fear that a loss of intimacy and connection is growing. The splatters of paint represent people or souls, rising from the ground up into the horizon... open and searching, connecting, together. The black represents the chaos of daily life, and the brightness represents hope, calm, and the inner peace I feel when I stop... like when I watch my husband and daughter beachcombing together and for that moment, there's nothing else in the whole world.

Laura Harris

The Ritz Carlton
Mercedes Benz
The Keg
The Pier Hotel and Spa
Ric's Grill
GeoMetrix Global Software
Cook Roberts Law

2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2015 Finding Home, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Still & Longing, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2011 Meet Me Here, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

2016 Rebel with a Brush, Lorie Lee Steiner, Arabella Magazine, Canada
2015 Leaking Hearts Magazine, Claire Gruver, South Africa
2015 Palette Play, Ego Magazine, Abigail Barbasa, Dubai
2015 Cella Magazine, Vancouver, Canada
2011 Dreaming Big, Dan Mesec, Whistler Question, Canada
2011 Laura Dreams Big, Holly Fraughton, Pique Magazine, Whistler Canada
2009 The Perfect Canvas, Kim Christie, Chatelaine Magazine (spelled wrong on site), Canada
2007 Laura Harris: Painting in Elegant Chaos, Linda Rogers, FOCUS Magazine, Canada
2007 Paintings Shed Light in Quest for Radiance, Robert Amos, Victoria Times Colonist, Canada
2006 Creating a Landscape of Calm, Ingrid C King, Magazin Art, Canada
2003 Homie at Heart, Dana Michell, Pique Magazine, Whistler Canada
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