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Laura Mathews

Hometown: Llanelian

Based in: Llanelian

Laura Mathews was born in North Wales and grew up on a farmhouse in the village of Llanelian near Colwyn Bay. She works primarily in acrylics and watercolours to create impressionistic style paintings of rural wildlife, coastal scenes and remote landscapes. Atmosphere, colour, light and tone all work to give Laura’s paintings a contemporary feel. Laura’s approach is varied in medium and subject, she frequently translates her style into ink drawings and depicts images inspired by the Welsh landscape. Often working from memory or photographs. Laura also enjoys expressing herself through abstract painting techniques to capture special moments in time, instilling each of her subjects with a serene mood.

Laura’s Education and Career

Laura completed an Art Foundation Diploma at Coleg Menai Bangor. She completed a Ba Hon’s in Textile Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. Laura specialised in digital and screen fabric printing. After her degree she continued to paint, inspired by the landscapes and seascapes overlooking the Irish sea. Laura’s natural surroundings remain her main source of inspiration and she uses her art to document daily life in North Wales. She creates layers and texture with paint and enjoy’s capturing the beautiful colours around her. Laura is now an Art Teacher and continues to paint.


More About Laura Mathews

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Welsh landscape, Coast of North Wales, Irish sea, Mountains, wildlife flowers and natural forms.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

Creating layers of paint and blending harmonious colours

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Colourful, texture, movement

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Monet and Peter Prendergast

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Paintbrush and a pallet knife

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Follow your heart be kind and always try your best

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Out walking in North Wales



Manchester Metropolitan University

United Kingdom, 2010

Coleg Menai Bangor

United Kingdom, 2009