Laura Courtney

b. 1965

Painter Laura Courtney spent the first 20 years of her adult life learning and teaching meditation. At 42 she studied traditional painting techniques under the private tutelage of painter Michelle Hiscock. Using bright sky to contrast with the buildings and laneways of Italy, Laura Courtney creates works evocative of stepping from the bright Italian sun into a darkened shadowy laneway, drawing the viewer into another world. Equally striking are Courtney’s depictions of Tasmania with isolated, windswept trees stark against charged dramatic skies, conjuring remote landscapes which explore both the vulnerability and inherent strength of the ancient landscape exposed to the elements.

Courtney’s works have been exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and South Australia. Her work won Highly Commended in the Women on Boards Prize at Tap Gallery in Sydney in 2011, as well as a finalist in art awards such as the Sulman, Portia Geach, The Glover and the Mosman Art Prize.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2015

2014

In Blog

Meditation, New York and and the desire to paint – In conversation with Laura Courtney

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Tim Storrier – 2020 Wynne Prize

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Peter Wegner – 2020 Archibald Prize

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