Fleeting Moments with Laura Wood

Artist: Laura Wood
Words: Samantha Shaw

 

Laura Wood is a Canadian painter born in Walkerton, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo and has exhibited her work across Canada and the United States. Laura’s work explores light, movement, nostalgia, and memory.

Wind Of My Soul by Laura Wood

It’s like peering into the ethereal glow of a memory and revelling in the smallest details
Light leaks through and warms your bones
It feels hazy and nostalgic; a sweet tender longing
You’re suspended in quiet stillness, yet gently aware of movement and the passing of time


Laura Wood has this way of painting nostalgia in a contagious way. She draws inspiration from light and movement, using glazing techniques to create a soft layering of paint over time. “I usually begin with a photograph or a video that I have taken, breaking this down into layers and beginning my painting with a solid saturated colour and working back from there. There is a constant push and pull with each layer, as the right balance is gradually created. In the end, that saturated colour is still there. There are traces of it in different lights, and I find a lot of depth and complexity is created by the many layers of glazes, built up over time.”


It can take Laura months to create each piece. She falls into this quiet, meditative space where she can sift through her thoughts as she blends and brushes, layer upon layer, like the accumulation of memories over the years. What she ends up capturing is this intimate experience of time. Laura’s work invites you to linger in those fleeting moments, just a little while longer...

 
 
All In View by Laura Wood
 
The Songs We Made

The Songs We Made

 
Let The Heavens Hear It

Let The Heavens Hear It

 
Ephemeral

Ephemeral

 
The Only Song I Ever Had

The Only Song I Ever Had

 
Wind of my Soul

Wind of my Soul

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This artist is also inspired by:
Gerhard Richter, Jennifer Guidi, Alyssa Monks, Gosia, and Jen Mann.  

 
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