Laura discovered a love of oil painting in 2017, in between the frustrations of printmaking and preparing for Purbeck Arts week. She was distracting herself with a clear out of studio when she discovered some old oil paints. She decided to have a go and from there she painted her first canvas, ‘Bats head’ based upon a images taken during training for the McMillian Jurassic might hike. Thus began her love of oils, with a loose style, she loves to paint abstract land and seascapes. She mainly works in quick drying and water based oils, building quick thin layers up full of movement, depth, colour and texture. Like her prints inspired by her local surroundings.