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Laural Retz

Melbourne

I’m a Melbourne based artist who loves to paint birds, animals, flowers and the female form. Most of my paintings are quirky and slightly surreal because I believe art should make us smile and feel good.

 

Artworks: 40


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About Laural Retz

Hello and welcome!

I grew up in the bush of North Warrandyte on the outskirts of Melbourne during the 70’s and 80’s.  Warrandyte has mostly always been an art-centric community which was an ideal environment to nurture my developing passion for creating art.  Having drawn and painted since I was a small child, my subjects often included insects, budgies and horses, however, in my mid 20’s I undertook Life Drawing studies and from that point on my love for painting the human form began.

I’m attracted to the off-beat in art.  Anything quirky, vibrant and unusual makes my heart beat faster and so when I paint I try to be all of these things.  I love using bright bold colours and in recent years detailed sections have begun to feature heavily in my work.  I find these sections are a way for me to express other topics of interest whilst simultaneously including them with representations of the human body.    Most of my work is slightly surreal and often ventures into the pop art genre.  I believe art should make us smile and feel good, but also ask us to question what we know and look beneath the surface.

I achieved a Visual Arts Diploma from the Cooloola Sunshine Institute of Tafe in Noosaville in 2001 and have been a practicing professional artist since this time.  Many of my paintings and art prints belong to collectors from all over Australia and the world.

Kind regards

Laural Retz

 

 

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