Laura Critchlow RMS

Laura is a still life and portrait painter based in Buxton, Derbyshire.

Laura focuses on painting everyday objects that surround her, spending time observing and honing her skills to master depicting the beauty in day-to-day items. Laura’s work is characterised by her attention to detail. She is inspired by the old masters and is drawn to studying work where light, tone and value create the drama.

Using a limited palette, of often just four colours, Laura mindfully contemplates the objects and depicts what is there in front of her. She aims to draw the viewer into her work, so they too can spend a moment quietly observing an object that very often would be overlooked.

In 2016 Laura was elected and associate member of the Royal Miniature Society, then in 2018 she was granted full membership to the Society. Laura is now an active officer, contributing to the running of the Society as their publicity officer. In 2018 Laura was awarded a Gold Bowl Honourable Mention and the President’s award for a larger piece. Then at the RMS annual exhibition in 2019 Laura was awarded the Best Set of Miniatures Award.

Here at The Gallery we are very fortunate to have a selection of Laura’s miniature and larger works.