Laura Edgar is an artist in textiles and mixed media. Fascinated by art at an early age, she studied Textile Design (BA Hons) and worked as a freelance textile designer specialising in surface decoration .
From Newcastle Upon Tyne, Laura now lives in Whitley Bay and works part time as a professional artist. In the mediums of textiles and mixed media and with a focus on traditional and modern embroidery techniques, she creates original art pieces, prints, crafts, garments and handmade cards. Formats of art works include wall hangings, box canvas and framed pieces.
‘ I am fascinated by texture and find inspiration in the local coastline, the sea, the changing elements, decay, vintage ephemera, nostalgia etc. The eclectic range of mediums in which I work are fused by a signature use of atmospheric hues, collage and textural embellishment’.
Initial inspiration is noted through photographs and sketches, then a spontaneous approach and exploration and manipulation of chosen medium, results in works which can be abstract or more literal in form.