Artists Statement

Laura Scarr is a contemporary landscape painter. In 2008, she received a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Guelph. After graduating, Laura moved to Whistler and has been finding inspiration in the mountains ever since.

Laura is fascinated with the moments in photographs that have failed to capture reality. Specifically, where the excess of light distorts the colors and forms within an image to the point where reality is suggested but unclear. In these moments beautiful colors blur and distort to create a veil over reality. Using the language of these distortions in her paintings allows her to create landscapes which, although visible, maintain their own mysteries. Within a modern culture where we are bombarded with information, Laura's sense of true beauty lies in the quiet moments that allow us to contemplate and embrace the unknown.

The wild landscapes of British Columbia have provided her work with a starting point which Laura uses to morph into abstract explorations of light and color. Whether it is a sunrise bursting through snowy trees or light cascading through a forest canopy, the light that bursts through the landscapes of British Columbia is the main source of inspiration for Laura's work.

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Education

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, University of Guelph, ON

Group Exhibitions

2019

Arts Scene Uncovered, Maury Young Art Centre, Whistler, BC

2018

Art and Soul, Conference Centre, Whistler BC

2018

Art Rental Program, NVAC, Vancouver, BC

2018

Anonymous Art Show, Maury Young Art Centre, Whistler, BC

2017

Canada 150, Maury Young Art Centre, Whistler, BC

2017

+-=, Maury Young Art Centre, Whistler, BC

2017

State of the Art, Conference Centre, Whistler, BC

2016

Art Space, Maury Young Art Centre, Whistler, BC

2016

State of the Art, Conference Centre, Whistler, BC

Awards

2018

2nd Place, Annual Live Painting Competition, Whistler, BC

2017

1st Place, Annual Live Painting Competition, Whistler, BC

Artist Residencies

2018

Artist in Residence, Four Seasons, Whistler, BC

2017

Artist in Residence, Four Seasons, Whistler, BC