Laura Price is a painter and printmaker, with recent themes including urban London and Hampstead Heath landscapes. Taking up art professionally later in life, pursuing her medical career initially, she now combines both careers.
She finds inspiration in her local surroundings and her long walks in Hampstead Heath. Her paintings of the ponds and the Lido not only manage to capture the light, but also the atmosphere of these magical places. Her acrylic paintings are influenced by Edward Hopper, whose work she admires. For her etchings, she predominately uses hard ground and aquatint techniques on zinc, and image transfers on steel plates, inspired by her surroundings. She is attracted by a strong sense of perspective and strongly contrasted images of her local streets.
She recently had a very successful exhibition at the Parliament Hill Lido cafe, curated by Barbara Martorelli, and has been commissioned for several further works. She had two large etchings shortlisted for the final round of the 2019 Royal academy summer exhibition. She won the Prize for best artwork at the Hampstead Summer Festival in summer 2019.
She exhibits regularly in North London galleries. Laura Price is also extremely involved in the local community, contributing via her art to the fundraising efforts of the Keats Library.
Her most recent series of work, encompassing paintings and prints, and entitled “Swimming on the Heath” , can be viewed on the website.