Visual Arts Theatre


Changing Light Exhibition-Laura Evans

Laura Evans studied archaeology at Bournemouth University, graduating in 2005; she then pursued a career as an environmental archaeologist. In 2015 after wanting to get back to her first love art, she undertook a short workshop in Collagraphy, a printmaking technique. She took to it instantly.

In April 2016 she was awarded a full bursary from Purbecks Arts Week. Something she was very grateful for as it enabled her to make the leap into the world of becoming an artist leaving her previous career behind.

Since then she has taken part in various exhibitions and held her first open studio as part of Purbecks arts week (June 2017).
She now creates collagraph and monotype prints. Also designing and making unique hand printed lampshades using the technique.
Recently she decided to take up a brush and paint. Something she has enjoyed immensely. This will not only be her first solo exhibition but she will be showing her paintings as a collection for the first time, including some her collagraph and monotype prints. Her paintings are full of movement and focus on changes in light between sky, sea and land with her inspiration coming from the Jurassic coast and the Purbecks. She works quickly with fast drying oils, building up thin layers.