Laura Wood is an Ottawa based artist who paints with gestural strokes to create elegant abstract compositions. Her paintings are evocative and emotive as she uses paint and colour to represent what otherwise can not be expressed with words.
Her process is inherently intuitive as she is guided by the paint & chance happenings with colour mixing and form. Intentionality happens as she takes pause between strokes. This dance back and forth between pure expression and thoughtful mark making is how her works are created.
Originally from Aurora, Wood was fortunate to have parents who supported her early passion for the arts. It was clear from a young age she had a rich interior life & art gave her a place to express that interiority. She went on to study & receive a BFA from OCAD University. She is currently represented in Ottawa ON and is continuously painting.