Laura Cramer

Laura Cramer Collection in Colour of Life 2024A contemporary landscape and abstract painter, Laura Cramer embarked on her artistic journey against the backdrop of an idyllic coastal childhood. Growing up by the sea, she was drawn to the enchanting world of nature, where the natural world’s boundless beauty of landscapes and the mysteries of the natural world sparked her creativity.

Her early days were filled with the simple pleasures of etching giant pictures into the sandy shores and exploring the secrets hidden within rockpools. It was a reality far more captivating than anything conventional life could offer. Laura’s childhood by the sea nurtured her innate daydreamer’s spirit, and the influence of the breathtaking landscapes around her left an indelible mark on her artistic sensibilities.

Memories of tall grasses, delicate seed heads, the rustling of bracken, and the harmonious symphony of birdsong became an integral part of Laura’s inner world. Even though she now resides in an urban setting, she continues seeking nearby landscapes to inspire her art. Her creative process begins with childlike spontaneity, where bright colours dominate, and there is little concern for the outcome. It’s reminiscent of her days on the beach, scratching back into the wet sand in the hope of unveiling a bit of magic hidden beneath the surface.

For Laura, gestural marks on the canvas are comforting, as she allows her paintings to evolve and rest for several days between layers. In this meditative approach, abbreviated versions of cherished landscapes from her memory emerge. Whether it’s the graceful silhouette of seedheads in a hedgerow, the rhythmic pattern created by a clump of grasses in autumn, or the dynamic ripples of an estuary tide, Laura’s work captures the essence of the natural world in all its splendour.

Her paintings are a symphony of dots, dashes, gouges, and patterns, each telling a story of her deep connection to the land and her quest to distil its essence onto the canvas. Laura continually refines her craft, seeking a minimalist shorthand to convey the beauty she sees in the world around her. Using large brushes laden with paint, she moves boldly across the canvas, embracing the elements of chance and a sense of order.

In Laura’s creative process, as in life itself, she has found comfort in the uncertain outcomes. Her focus has shifted towards the joy of the process, embracing the journey of creation rather than fixating on the destination. As she captures the essence of landscapes and the magic of her imagination on canvas, Laura Cramer invites us all to embrace the beauty of the unknown.

Laura Cramer’s art serves as a poignant reminder that sometimes, the journey, not the destination, truly matters.

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