Five questions to Laura Clark

Five questions to Laura Clark

Laura Clark was born in 1991 in Hockessin, DE not far from Philadelphia, PA in the US. She’s since lived in Manhattan, Philadelphia, and currently resides in Morristown, NJ, just outside of NYC. She works in outside sales, while promoting and working on her artworks as often as she can. She’s a self-taught artist who painted for fun in her youth while being a year-round athlete, and reconnected to her passion for creating over the past five years.

Since when do you paint and what are your favourite motives?

I do my best to paint any chance I get around my other responsibilities, day or night. I enjoy painting intuitively based on my personal human experience, influenced and motivated primarily by my own emotions, playful curiosities, and sometimes referencing color schemes or motifs seen in nature.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first?

When creating a new work my initial inspiration is usually the color scheme and overall “feel” I want the artwork to take on. The themes and feeling of the piece arise and change as needed as I move through it. Because of this process I consider myself to have a few different styles, and prefer not to limit myself in that area.

From what do you get your motivation?

My motivations are a daily and constant influence, but again are primarily a reflection of my own experiences – feelings, curiosities, travels, astrology, nature, etc.

Your life without art would be...

My life without art would be two-dimensional. Art adds vibrancy, texture, and grounding to my every day; it ties my experiences together in a thread that makes life more beautiful and interesting. I often miss creating while I’m on the road or away traveling, but am also aware the time away allows space for new inspiration to come through.

What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

It’s difficult to pick one spot as a favorite art place in town. Outside of the inspirations mentioned above, there are a number of cafes who display local artists, Lokl Café in particular, which I enjoy both as a patron and as an artist whose been featured in those spaces as well. The David Zwirner Gallery, and the contemporary artists they feature on their socials both presently and historically, is a favorite of mine in NYC.

Photos are by Veronica Carlson

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