Laura Kearney

Laura graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design in 2000. For the past seven years she has have worked as a studio assistant to artist Gerard Burns, widely recognised as a master of figurative painting in dramatic settings and on a heroic scale. During this time she has developed and refined her own painting style and now paints full time from her own studio.

Laura’s work revolves around elegant figures catching intimate detail - the sheen of silk, light-fall and shade on skin, the texture of hair - observations that elude camera portraits. Her paintings celebrate allure, poise and attraction yet there is an element of tristesse in her models, isolated in a moment of stillness from their surroundings.