In the last decade my lifelong passion for painting has become a full time pursuit. I have exhibited both locally and interstate, in both group and solo exhibitions.
When I start a painting, I choose a colour and I lose myself in it. Completely spontaneous, I try not to confine myself to a certain technique or structure, and the work begins to grow. Slowly but surely, textures, details and shapes begin to form.
In moving forward, I aim to experiment with new ideas and techniques while still following some of my earlier practices. Expressing myself through a playful, abstract style which explores colour, texture, shapes and different detailing.
My intention as an artist is to tell a story through my work. I envisage the viewer pausing, observing all the small pieces that conclude the story.
~ Laural Lawless (Visual Artist)
- 2019, Winner, Acrylic/Oil painting, Rutherglen Art Prize. Judged by Ken Raff.
- 2018, Winner, Professional Artist Award, Paint Presto, Wangaratta Art Gallery. Judged by Vanessa Ashcroft
- 2017, Winner, Professional Artist Award, Paint Presto, Wangaratta Art Gallery. Judged by Archibald Prize winner, Wendy Sharp.
- 2016, People’s Choice Award, Paint Presto, Wangaratta Art Gallery
- 2014-2015: Guest Artist, A Brush with Art Exhibition in Blinman, Flinders Ranges SA.
- 2014: Highly commended, Milawa Feast of Art Exhibition in Oxley, VIC
- 2014: Winner of Emerging Artist Award, Trinity College Art Exhibition, in Albury NSW
- 2014: Winner Oil/Acrylic Acquisitive Award, King Valley Art Show in King Valley, VIC
- 2014: Winner, David Draper Landscape Awards, Myrtleford Art Prize in Myrtleford, VIC
- 2013: Highly commended (both paintings entered), Myrtleford Art Prize, in Myrtleford VIC
- 2012: Highly commended, Milawa Feast of Art Exhibtion in Oxley, VIC
- 2012: Winner, Milawa Feast of Art Exhibition, in Oxley, VIC
- Sticks and Stones Solo Exhibition, Wrenwood Art Gallery, Bungowannah
- Finalist, Trinity Grammer Art Exhibition, Thurgoona, NSW
- King Valley Art Show
- Finalist, Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne
- Paint Presto, Wangaratta Art Gallery – winner Professional Artist Award
- Arcadia Gallery, Beechworth VIC
- Satch and Co Gallery, Holbrook NSW
- Yarrawonga-Mulwala Visitor Information Centre
- Wrenwood Gallery, Bungowannah NSW
- St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak, Melbourne
- Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne
- Bayside Art Show, Sandringham, Melbourne
- King Valley Art Show
- Trinity Grammer Art Exhibition, Thurgoona, NSW
- Paint Presto, Wangaratta Art Gallery 2016
- Trinity College Art Exhibition, Albury 2014-2016
- A Brush With Art Exhibition in Blinman, Flinders Ranges 2014-2016
- King Valley Art Show 2012-2016
- Five Ways Gallery Kalorama 2016-Current
- Mansfield Art Gallery 2016-Current
- Rebus Beechworth 2016-Current
- Weswal Gallery, Tamworth 2011-2014
- Main St. Gallery, Rutherglen 2012-2014
- Muse Gallery, Beechworth 2014-2016
- Port Art Gallery, Port Melbourne 2015-Current