Sunday, May 16, 2010
Artist/Designer ~ Laura from Laura Amiss
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"Hi my name is Laura and I am an English woman living in Amsterdam with my husband and slightly wild but lovely children. I am an illustrator and designer working with textiles and print.
I am a little obsessed with fabric. I graduated in Textiles from Goldsmiths College at the University of London in 2003.
I moved to Amsterdam in 2003 and started working in the costume Atelier of the National Ballet and Opera house, which was both amazing and daunting (not speaking that much Dutch at the time). I now work freelance as a designer and maker.
My handmade canvases are unique and are created using a selection of new and reclaimed fabrics. My work is composed of subtle lines and color combinations produced through layering, piecing and sewing fabrics together. I draw inspiration from my every day environment and hope that the way in which I recapture the landscape or moments of ordinary life allows people to appreciate them with a fresh perspective.
My two passions are textiles and illustration, I have endeavored to combine the two in my work."
WHAT I APPRECIATE ABOUT LAURA'S WORK:
I love the vibrant colors, the fine details, and the feminine subjects... you can't top a girl holding an umbrella, in my opinion. :)
What do YOU appreciate about Laura's work?