About Laural Lawless

Artist Statement

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)

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Artist CV

Awards

  • 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

Exhibitions

2018 

  • 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

2017

  • 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

2011-2016

  • 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