Laura Edwards is a self-taught abstract artist who works from her home studio in St. Albert. Working primarily in acrylic and resin, she’s spent the past few years mastering the resin process to create a distinctive smooth, shiny, finish on each of her acrylic paintings. Edwards has always been creative and grew up in a family of artists, teachers and engineers. She completed several science degrees and pursued a career in science until deciding in her late thirties to dedicate her time and energy to creating fine art.
Edwards is inspired by music, reading, galleries, friends, gardening and walking in nature. The artistic journey and the creative process of working through painting challenges also inspires her. She loves to create with bold marks, saturated colour and expressive movement. Her work often incorporates high contrast and experiments with metallic finishes and sheens.