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

Tell us a bit about your background. What made you interested in art? Who were your early influencers? I have …

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Angus Fisher – Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Image: Angus Fisher with winning work Carrion #3 at the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021 A huge congratulations for Angus Fisher who …

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Martin King – Finalist in the 2021 Grace Cossington Smith Art Award

Image above: Martin King  Hoodwinks and lyres, the moment  2019  graphite and watercolour on drafting film and paper  110 x …

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