About the Artist
A warm welcome awaits at Daisy Cottage Studio, where Laura works landscapes and commissions in oils and acrylics. See around the working studio, finished pieces, prints and visit The Loo-vre Gallery (Scotland’s smallest?). This year Laura appeared on Landscape Artist of the Year and was listed for The Scottish Portrait Awards, adding to her growing list of achievements.
Laura is a Dunblane local, living and working in her studio at Daisy Cottage. Born in Glasgow of Hebridean heritage, she is influenced and drawn to the wild Landscapes of the Western Isles and West Coast, but also feels fortunate to live in such a stunning location and often paints local scenery working in oils and acrylics. A warm welcome awaits at Daisy Cottage Studio where you can look around the studio, see some work in progress as well as finished pieces and ask any questions about her work, history, processes etc. A must is paying a visit to Laura’s little gallery, “The Loovre” and the see the famous “Moaning Lisa”. As Laura said “it’s a bit of fun really. I don’t have a lovely white walled gallery in little cottage, so I had to think out of the box and The Loo-vre was born. It always brings a smile and I can fit a surprising amount of finished pieces in there. As the original Louvre is famous for the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, I gave my Loo-vre my Moaning Lisa, by Lauranardo da Vino”. But getting back to the real work, Laura’s following continues to grow with pieces sold worldwide. Her c.v includes being hung in RSA London, short listed twice for RSA, finalist in BBC Artist of the Year, winner of the McFarlane prize, Royal Institute for Fine Arts, listed for The Scottish Portrait Awards and this year appeared on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. She adds “I don’t work to shock or make statements, but to share what I find beauty or joy in”.