My name is Laura and I’m the artist behind @thequietplaceart. I’m currently based in Hong Kong, after living in Italy, the United States, Germany and Ireland.
My art journey started in 2017 when I realised that I wasn’t spending enough time doing the thing I loved most: painting. Since then, I have created The Quiet Place Art, taught several painting workshops, and participated in two exhibitions in Dublin and four in Hong Kong.
My full-time job is as a project manager in a tech company, so most of my day involves creating schedules, plans and checklists. To counter this rational and organized side, I’ll always make time for art. This is how I find peace and maintain my mental stability. The idea of balance is reflected in my artworks: the dotwork and hyper detail blend in with the fluid backgrounds, the cold black & white complement the blue skies.
For my watercolour illustrations, I find inspiration in nature and the places I travel to. The subjects of my artworks vary a lot. However, whether it’s in homage to the city where I live, a far away galaxy or a dreamy whale, the central theme will always be the embrace between rationality and heart.
I believe in the power of art as a way to connect deeper with oneself, as opposed to the wider audience. In today’s hectic world, I am committed to inspiring more and more people to take up art as a way to find calm, build resilience and create your own quiet place. ~ thequietplaceart
“The Betta Fish” watercolor painting on paper, 23×23 cm
“The Jumping Whale” watercolor and ink painting on paper, 23×23 cm.
“The Red Koi Fish” watercolor painting on paper, 23×23 cm
“Together our Roots Grow Deeper” watercolor and ink painting on paper, 23×23 cm.
“The Winter Moose” watercolor and ink painting on paper, 29,7×29,7 cm.
“The Koi Dance” watercolor and ink painting on paper, A3 29.7×42 cm.
“The Chinese Tiger” black and white painting with a blue background in watercolor on paper, 30×40 cm