Contemporary figurative art with a twist of pop-surreal and a dash of quirky.
Art works: 20
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About Laural Retz
I’m an Australian artist who paints contemporary figurative acrylic paintings.
I grew up in the bush of North Warrandyte in Victoria and am very grateful to have been influenced by this art aware community. It was the perfect place to nurture my passion for art, wildlife and the natural bush, which has had a massive impact upon what inspires my art today. Having drawn and painted since I was a small child, my subjects then included insects, budgies and horses; I admit that not much has changed! The myriad of creatures and critters living in the bush at the doorstep of my childhood home provided my curious mind with an endless supply of fascination and inspiration.
With a style that is colourful, bold, slightly surreal and definitely quirky, my paintings reflect my mood and thinking. I frequently include an element of humour in my work by mixing things up a bit to make you look a few times. But I can also be dark, romantic and mysterious when painting my personal beliefs and theories.
I achieved a Visual Arts Diploma in 2001 at the Cooloola Sunshine Institute of Tafe and since have sold my paintings to avid collectors from all over the world. Other than Warrandyte, I have lived in Noosa Heads, India and the Philippines and without a doubt each of these places has imparted its own unique influence upon my art.
Enjoy looking at my artwork and I hope that something here tickles your fancy!