Laura Sion is an English Up and Coming Artist! She was born in Manchester England in 1970 , where she discovered the love of art and studied it from an early age. In 1989 with her family she moved to London where she attended a 1year Foundation course at “Heatherly School of Fine Art “in Chelsea. Then went on to take an HND in Graphic Design in Richmond at “Richmond Upon Thames College”. However her true passion lies in painting , using mixed medium !
In 1992 She married and moved to Caracas Venezuela. There she attended art classes at Federico Brant College while promoting her art .
In 2001 Laura relocated with her Husband and kids to Florida . Her work has been exhibited at some local restaurants, art shops and galleries. In 2007 she had an exhibition in Wynwood Art district with a group of international artists, for Diego Victoria fine art & Elite Art Editions. She has also had other exhibitions with fellow artists . She has also donated her works to Wizo, Fundana, Na’amat and other great causes.
By December 2008 Laura had a painting exhibited at the “Historical Society of Washington D.C.” for the International Holiday Traditions Exhibit. In the year 2014 she was showing her work at G&S Alternative Space Gallery for 9 months, where she also had exhibitions with fellow artists. Laura has been part of Art 9 since 2008 where she has grown and learnt a lot with her teacher and mentor Carlos Augusto Pereira.
Laura’s unique style is full of life, color and movement ! She says that she wants her art to dance off the canvas and into the hearts of people!
Good luck Elephant, by Laura Sion
My Artwork was inspired by how the actual Elephant is hand painted in India, as is their culture to do so! I feel it shows their true nature! Even though they appear big, over powering, and their skin has a rough texture, I feel that their true nature is that of a gentle one ! Hence the delicate flowers and Symbols which are painted on their skin.
They are beautiful ,majestic creatures. I feel that through my art work I evoke that feeling in them! My Elephant appears vulnerable, and beautiful and at the same time strong and gentle! One does not notice the rough skin anymore, instead it had been transformed into a work of art! I have used Oils to achieve the rich colors and the crystals symbolize how precious these animals are and should not be killed for their tusks! My elephant is a “Diamond in the rough!”