LAURIE J. COCHRANE - LJC
Through the use of sketches and photography I semi-abstract the view out there. I relish my time in nature searching for subject matter. Notions of space and colour allow my work to be intimate yet universal. I approach my painting in a naturalistic manner.
My most recent series was cloudscapes. "In this series, the artist focuses her artistic eye on the sky above, capturing the peaceful, soft-edged view of white clouds against blue skies. There's a beautifully meditative quality to these works." D. Jeffs
I lived in Perth, Western Australia where I obtained a degree in Fine Arts focusing on a sense of place. Aerial photographing and exploring different painting techniques were explored.
More recently I have returned to my origins in Northern Ontario where I have my Up North Art Studio. I am working on the series "Mapping Pines" honouring the wind swept pines, rocky shores and the skies above. My time spent in the provincial park of the French River continues provide endless subject matter. Each painting reflects my love for the changing seasons.
My paintings are collected in Australia, Canada, England, the USA, and around the world.