With a long list of successful exhibits that span 20 years and collectors worldwide, Laura’s paintings are described as beautifully imperfect. Often large in scale with strikingly bold colours and texture, each piece offers discovery. Her process is rooted in memory and imagination, and her emotions are palpable. When she’s at work, Harris becomes utterly engrossed in her practice. It’s a fully physical task with music turned up loud and paint flying. Laura applies the same love and abandon to all other areas of her life.

Harris' is a positive oeuvre, but there are contrasts in texture and hue that suggest the opposition of forces. Exuberant, sensual, and often surprising, Laura’s images are known and prized for their irresistible energy. Her relationship with light has been compared to that of Turner. 

Laura currently lives in Victoria, BC and after 17 years of working from her home studio, has moved her work space to a fabulous, brownstone in the city. Her work is collected globally and exhibited in galleries across Canada. Corporate clients include Mercedes Benz, The Ritz Carlton, The Keg and Canaccord.

STUDIO CONTACT: lharris@islandnet.com

"Harris is the Nigella Lawson of painting, creating without recipes."  Linda Rogers
"Her work rocks people's souls a little…. it reaches out and pulls them in."  Michelle Kirkegaard
"Despite the sheer gorgeousness of her colours and the insouciance of her line - dripped, brushed or thrown into place with abandon - larger issues seem to be coming forth from the canvases."  Robert Amos
"Little joy, a little sorrow and always the relentless flow of positive and negative energy. Working from molded under-painting that is felt rather than thought, she makes texture the architecture of her responsive oeuvre, which compels the hand and the eye, revealing that touching is a multi-sensory experience, engaging flesh and spirit."  Linda Rogers

Exhibitions

2019 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2019 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler BC
2018 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2018 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2018 Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB
2018 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2017 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2017 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2017 Mayberry Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2017 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2016 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2016 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2015 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2015 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2015 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2014 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2014 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2014 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2014 Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB
2013 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2013 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2013 Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB
2013 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2012 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2012 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2012 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2011 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2011 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2011 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2011 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2010 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2010 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2010 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
2009 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2009 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
2008 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2008 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2008 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
2007 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2007 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
2007 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
2006 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2006 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
2006 Main Street Gallery, Sidney, BC
2005 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2005 Main Street Gallery, Sidney, BC
2005 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2004 Main Street Gallery, Sidney, BC
2004 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
2003 Adele Campbell Fine Art, Whistler, BC
2003 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
1998-2002 …..

Collections include

The Ritz Carlton, Mercedes Benz, The Keg, Canaccord, The Pier Hotel and Spa, Ric's Grill, GeoMetrix Global Software, Cook Roberts Law

Publications

2019 The Pique, Whistler BC
2019 YAM Magazine, Victoria BC
2018 Christie’s Luxury Home Magazine, International / UK
2018 Modern Home Magazine, Victoria, BC
2017 EAT Magazine, Victoria BC
2016 Rebel with a Brush, Lorie Lee Steiner, Arabella Magazine, Canada
2015 Leaking Hearts Magazine, Claire Gruver, South Africa
2015 Palette Play, Ego Magazine, Abigail Barbasa, Dubai
2015 Cella Magazine, Vancouver, Canada
2011 Dreaming Big, Dan Mesec, Whistler Question, Canada
2011 Laura Dreams Big, Holly Fraughton, Pique Magazine, Whistler Canada
2009 The Perfect Canvas, Kim Christie, Chatelaine Magazine (spelled wrong on site), Canada
2007 Laura Harris: Painting in Elegant Chaos, Linda Rogers, FOCUS Magazine, Canada
2007 Paintings Shed Light in Quest for Radiance, Robert Amos, Victoria Times Colonist, Canada
2006 Creating a Landscape of Calm, Ingrid C King, Magazin Art, Canada
2003 Homie at Heart, Dana Michell, Pique Magazine, Whistler Canada