Laura Loveday is an artist and illustrator from Cornwall, UK, who has freelanced for companies such as Nobu Hotel and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, as well as taking private commissions. Her portfolio showcases various commercial and personal projects created throughout her career.
Originally from the North West of England, Laura studied and gained a distinction at Falmouth College of Arts, exhibited in The Poly Gallery in Falmouth, and remained in Cornwall, which had, by then, become a great inspiration for her work. Being immersed in unspoilt country every day spurred her to draw the nature she saw around her.
Her goal is to bring joy to others through her highly detailed and unique gilded paintings and illustrations.
I am an artist who creates nature portraits on wood and paper using watercolour and gold leaf for art collectors looking for investment pieces. My pencil prints and miniature originals are accessibly priced to add humour to homes.
My paintings on wood focus on and emphasise the value and importance of nature. Taking inspiration from Japanese art from the 17th and 18th centuries, the meaning of Ma, and the Arts and Crafts movement, gold leaf surrounds portraits from nature as a halo-like, framing device for highly-detailed studies of the natural world.
With my paintings, using prepared reclaimed wood as a surface, I draw portraits in pencil and paint on a transparent ground which creates a surface similar to watercolour paper. After painting, the wood is gilded and sealed with an eco-friendly archival varnish.
In my years of experience, I’ve been lucky enough to have contributed to numerous projects which helped clients achieve their goals. I am available for taking on new work. Please see my contact information below to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
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I am a traditional artist working mostly in pencil, watercolour paint, and metal leaf on various surfaces. My relevant skills and specialities also include Adobe Photoshop, blogging, photography, and working to deadlines with a smile.