Laurie was born in Dublin, and is currently living in Cork. Her work is a deeply personal response to her environment, and she very often expresses this through colour.
Laurie is inspired by the Expressionist movement and Abstract Expressionism. That is, she presents her work from a subjective perspective, distorting it for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas which appeal to the soul. She is influenced by artists such as Edvard Munch, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, and abstract expressionists such as Willem Dé Kooning.
Laurie works mainly in acrylics on canvas, but sometimes in oils, depending on whichever is more appropriate for what she is trying to express.
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