Laura Howarth studied art and art education at Fairhaven College and Western Washington State University in the USA and later completed a Multimedia Extension Studies course at Bristol Polytechnic.
Her art teaching posts have included Feltham Community School, London; Colston’s School, Bristol and Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, Grantham.
She works in a variety of different media including oil paint, oil and wax, printmaking, Gyotaku, collage and relief work in paper.
She is particularly interested in surface, whether decorative, marked by weather and natural processes or created by the application of different materials and techniques and takes inspiration mainly from landscape and organic forms. Experimentation with a wide variety of approaches and materials has allowed her to exploit the element of chance and accident in her work and to let the process influence the way the work evolves.
She is a member of Spike Print in Bristol and has exhibited throughout the Southwest and in the East Midlands.
An artist member of the RWA, Laura has exhibited work in two recent RWA Annual Exhibitions.
Her work can also be seen at the A2 Gallery, Wells and Cold Harbour Gallery, Bristol.