Saturday, March 7, 2009

Portrait of an Architect

Laura was commissioned to do a portrait of a retired architect for his birthday. Laura had just over a fortnight to do the painting in time for the birthday celebration, and varnishing took place on the day before the event! Instead of attempting a "likeness" in the usual way, Laura has made up an image of the person, by depicting tools of their trade, and items that express their interests. The painting was in acrylic on MDF board and measured approximately one metre (39 inches) high.


  1. What beautiful and interesting work you do Laura, Lady with Lute and Moon Fish Musician are my favorites. Lady with Lute's dress reminds me of a quilt pattern. How large are the paintings, it is hard for me to tell on the blog?

  2. Hi Linda - thanks for your encouraging comments about my work.Those pieces were probably about 26 to 30 inches tall. I very much enjoy dreaming them up. Your blog site is a delight to visit.

  3. Oops,
    Hi Linda, the comment above was from Laura. P.


A small selection of paintings by Laura Gregory

Harlequin Queen (2001) sold

Harlequin Musician (2001) Sold

Moon Fish Musician (2002) sold

Lady With Lute (2002) sold

Queen Of Stitch (2002) commissioned

Kandinsky's Drummer (2003) sold

Jingling Johnnie (2003) sold

Man with recorder and red toadstool (2003) sold