Surrounded by a crowd of distorted figures, trapped in canvas and wood, Laura Corlett, and I sat down to discuss art. Laura, an aspiring art therapist, discusses what art means to her and the inner workings of how she creates her work, explaining the method, mood and morale behind her paintings. Below are the images and interview for you to view:
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Laura Corlett is a painter based in York. Using mixed mediums of acrylic paint and pencil, her work focuses on her emotions and often are related to mental health or personal experiences throughout her life. Art has always been a part of her life and has often used creating artwork as a therapeutic tool to take whatever is in her head, out. She believes art gives people the chance to express things they are unable to say. With influence from Francis Bacon, Laura creates art with a distorted edge, paying attention to details whilst taking normality out of its comfort zone. Laura is currently aspiring the become an art therapist, where her skills in painting could help others. If you would be interested in seeing Laura’s work please check out her Instagram by clicking the logo below.