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Swaying Grass, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm, 2022, available on webshop

Landscape Paintings
by Laura K. Smith

Peaceful, joyful, strong, colourful, dream-like, and haunting are some of the ways in which Laura’s paintings have been described. Using acrylic and watercolour, Laura paints colourful landscape scenes with the aim of sharing the joy that she experiences in the practice and appreciation of art. Complementary to her painting practice, Laura writes about her painting process and inspiration in her biweekly blog.

Recent Works

  • Swaying Grass, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm, 2022, available on webshop
  • Joyful Blossoms, 100 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2022, sold
  • Sunny Birches, acrylic on canvas 71 x 96 cm, 2021, sold
  • Vertical Sculptural Trees, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm/31.5 x 39 in., 2021, available on webshop
  • Horizontal Sculptural Trees, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 70 cm, 2021, available on webshop
  • Red Ochre Sculptural Trees, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2021, available on webshop

Latest Blog Posts

A Visit to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Before my latest trip, I had never been west of Michigan in the United States. I was thrilled when I got the chance to expand my travels to attend my best friend’s wedding—artist Siobhán Gallagher—in Kansas City, Missouri. It was a wedding weekend filled with activities and events and one free afternoon I visited The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In this post, I write about my museum visit, the joy of talking art with friends, and finding a special souvenir. Friends and I were welcomed at the museum entrance by a guide who kindly and thoroughly explained the layout and…

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Commissioned Paintings: How I Work

Recently, most of my studio practice has been devoted to commissioned paintings. In this earlier post, I wrote about the joys of working on commission. In this post, I share my updated process of working on commission, including how I communicate with collectors, and what I’ve learned after working on many such projects. The topic of commissioned paintings is relevant for me since this has been my main focus during the last few months. I was also recently asked about my process; specifically, how I decide what to paint and how I plan. When I’m not working on a commissioned…

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What Drives Me to Paint Landscapes?

In my last blog post, I wrote about what drives me to paint. I explained that when I am working at the easel, the way I experience time changes. I feel connected to the present moment through my focused concentration. Painting is a way to “loose myself” and in so doing, I come back to feeling most like myself. In Part II of what drives me to paint, I focus on my main theme: landscapes. I reflect on how my travels and living abroad influenced this passion. I’m sure that my painting landscapes today has much to do with the…

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