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Laura Gompertz

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Kimmeridge Rocks 4, March 2013 Oil on Canvas 61x183cms © Laura Gompertz
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Kimmeridge Rocks 1, 2012 Oil on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Kimmeridge Rocks 2, 2012 Oil on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Kimmeridge Rocks 3, 2012 Oil on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Sand Ripples, Holkham Beach, 2012 Oil on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Squash, Columbia Road, December 2010 Oil on Box Canvas 91x30cms © Laura Gompertz
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Red Onion 3, 2012 Oil on Canvas 50x50cms © Laura Gompertz
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Three Red Onion Rings 2, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30x91cms © Laura Gompertz
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Three Red Onion Rings, 2012 Oil on Canvas 60x183cms © Laura Gompertz
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Three Onion Bars (3 Paintings), 2011 Oil on Canvas Each Canvas 7x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Red Onion 3, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30x30cms © Laura Gompertz
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Red Onion Sliced, 2011 Oil on Canvas 20x2cms © Laura Gompertz
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Tomato, 2011 Oil on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Three Lemon Slices, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30x121cms © Laura Gompertz
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Three Lemon Slices, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30x121cms © Laura Gompertz
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Butternut Squash, 2011 Oil on Canvas 20x20cms © Laura Gompertz
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White Patty Pan Squash, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30x30cms © Laura Gompertz
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Chilli, 2011 Oil on Linen Canvas 30x90cms © Laura Gompertz
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Fennel, 2011 Oil on Wood 33x28cms © Laura Gompertz
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Orange Peel in a Cocktail, 15/1/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Chinatown Arch, 7/1/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Oil Seed Rape Field, 19/4/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Jubilee Line Tunnel Entrance, Canning Town, 2/3/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Security Fencing, 4/2/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Security Fencing, Brixton, 15/3/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Security Railings, Brentford, 26/1/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Driftwood, Ham Riverside, 5/2/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Skyscraper, Kingsway, Holborn, 25/1/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Cars and Bike Lights, 15/2/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Half Moon , 1/6/2011 Oil on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Wolf Moon , January 2011 Oil on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Snow Moon, February 2011 Oil on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Fruit - Crowd, January 2013 Lemon on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Fruit - Couples 1, January 2013 Lemon on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Fruit - Couples 2, January 2013 Lemon on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Fruits - Lemons and Red Onions, May 2012 Fruit on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Fruits - Strawberries and Pomegranates, May 2012 Fruit on Canvas 61x61cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Lemons 1, 2012 Lemon on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Lemons 2, 2012 Lemon on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Lemons 3, 2012 Lemon on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Red Onion 2, 2012 Onion on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Red Onion 3, 2012 Onion on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Strawberries 1, 2012 Strawberries on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Ghost Strawberries 2, 2012 Strawberries on Canvas 13x13cms © Laura Gompertz
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Red Onion Oil on Canvas
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Squash Oil on Canvas
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Three lemon slices
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Lemon slices
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Ghost Lemons circle
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Ghost lemons spiral
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
USA
Birth year
1964
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Schools
Nottingham Trent University, UK, 1985, Theatre Design
Representing galleries
Tags
vegetables, vegetable, botanical, sand, rock, seascapes, geology, geologic landscape, mixed-media, landscape, abstract, figurative
Artist's Statement

Art and design have been a continuing passion throughout Laura's life.  She has increasingly found oil painting perfect for creative expression, inspired by found objects, natural forms and colour. 

Her paintings focus on the abstract patterns in the everyday  - seaside rocks and sand, onions, lemons, a full moon or small details from urban buildings.

In 2011 she spent three months making a series of Diary Paintings - a small painting every day, inspired by travelling around London.  The images she chose came from a diverse range - reflections in a skyscraper, driftwood, car headlights, security fencing.

Laura's Ghost Fruits series comes from rotting fruit and vegetables onto canvas and using only the rotten products to produce the work.  The result is then dried and fixed so it is held in suspension.  She explores the idea of beauty where most people would feel revulsion.

She has designed for the theatre (productions include Ayckbourn premieres, pantomime, touring shows and film), run her own product design business and currently works as a freelance interior designer alongside her art practice.

She started exhibiting annually through Artists at Home in West London in 2008.  She also shows regularly at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch and sells giclee prints of her work through Pocket Gallery.

Paintings are in private collectons in France, Finland, Germany, USA, Ireland and England.