Laura Evans studied archaeology at Bournemouth University, graduating in 2005; she then pursued a career as an environmental archaeologist. In 2015 after wanting to get back to her first love art, she undertook a short workshop in Collagraphy, a printmaking technique. She took to it instantly. In April 2016 she was awarded a full bursary from Purbecks Arts Week. Something she was very grateful for as it enabled her to make the leap into the world of becoming an artist leaving her previous career behind. Since then she has taken part in various exhibitions and held her first open studio as part of Purbecks arts week (June 2017). She creates collagraphs mono types, over the last 12months she has been working on applying these printmaking techniques onto fabrics; she now uses these to create bespoke handmade lampshades. Recently she decided to take up a brush and paint. Something she has enjoyed immensely. Her paintings are full of movement and focus on changes in light between sky, sea and land with her inspiration coming from the Jurassic coast and the Purbecks. She works quickly with fast drying oils, building up thin layers. She has taken part in various group exhibitions and in June 2016 held her first open studios as Part of Purbeck’s Arts Week. This October (2017) she has had first solo exhibition at the Lighthouse Poole, entitled ‘Changing Light’ displaying her recent oil paintings and collagraphs. Laura creates landscapes and seascape, with plants and flowers playing a key role within her artwork. Her work is impressionistic with softened tones, creating a unique sense of texture and depth.