Welcome, I am Laura Edwards; the artist behind Irreverent Artistry. I create intuitive artworks that reflect and convey a complex emotional landscape. Working across a wide range of media, such as canvas, clay and in art journals, I combine simple, yet effective techniques that communicate the complex nature of the human soul to a wide audience.
LARGE CANVASSES / MURALS
Working on large canvasses of 40" upwards, or on walls, I use textural elements, dark spaces and flashes of bright colour to create dynamic work.
CLAY & ASSEMBLAGE
Combining found objects, metals, maps, book pages, clay and other materials, I create new and interesting pieces from seemingly mundane every day objects.
ART JOURNALS & WORK ON PAPER
Visual journaling is key to my work. Journals are a wonderful place to work out emotions, to test colour palettes and new ideas without pressure.
I have a fondness for working in large spaces
Those spaces can be large canvasses such as the 40" square which has become my favourite go-to canvas panel to work on, or those spaces can be on walls. I love to paint murals. I also love to take huge watercolour sheets and fill them with collage, paint, use up my left over paints on them and then cut them up to be reused as something else.
People refer to these as my firework paintings. I suppose because many of them have huge bursts and pops of intense bright colour that remind them of a night sky, lit up and exploding in rainbows and showers of colour.