LAURA HARRIS - Learning to Fly

Includes Laura Harris
Saturday, April 13 from 2 - 5 pm

LAURA HARRIS - Learning to Fly


Laura Harris spent many years tucked away cosily in her garden studio. The walls bare, bar errant splashes of paint, and the room simple but furnished with well worn and equally paint dashed furniture. Her art flourished here, but she felt a desire to shake things up.

In 2018 she swapped bird song and green lawns for a Victoria (BC) based studio. This change of pace has breathed new life into her art and on Saturday April 13th from 2-5pm Laura will be at Canada House Gallery (201 Bear Street, Banff) for an artist reception to share a collection of her new work. Come, and discover it for yourself!


"I guess I started to notice it last year sometime. Some days it would feel strong and almost pull me – toward what, I didn’t know. Other days it would be more like a little nudge from the corner. I couldn’t put it into words, but I felt it almost every day, particularly around studio time. Something was shifting. My studio was a sweet little cottage with just enough room to make a good mess. It was picturesque, still, quiet, and private. I was comfortable. Ya, I said it: COMFORTABLE. Hmm.

Not a good place for me. I realized I needed to be uncomfortable.

That little something I could feel was my creative mojo growing restless, and it began shouting at me, “Move. I needed to move my body, move my mind, and yes, move my studio to a much more untamed, loud, active place. I needed to disrupt. I needed to be afraid, to experiment, to feel vulnerable, to create new, unexpected things. And I needed to have the energy and space to do it. It was time for renewal and reinvention. While I was craving change – my art required it.

This new space feels limitless and exciting. A bright spark has been lit in me and my work. Every day I move, connect, explore, and watch. There’s a new energy flowing around me and it feels magical."

Laura Harris
THE WIND & A SIGH
THE WIND & A SIGH
LH212
mixed media, canvas
40 x 60 in.
$8,800 CAD


Laura Harris
MIDNIGHT & MAGIC
MIDNIGHT & MAGIC
LH211
mixed media, canvas
24 x 24 in.
$2,700 CAD


Laura Harris
IN THE HILLS & CEDAR TREES
IN THE HILLS & CEDAR TREES
LH210
mixed media, canvas
36 x 30 in.
$4,150 CAD


Laura Harris
CLOSE YOUR EYES & REMEMBER
CLOSE YOUR EYES & REMEMBER
LH209
mixed media, canvas
48 x 48 in.
$8,450 CAD


Laura Harris
LIKE A SONG FOR WEEPING
LIKE A SONG FOR WEEPING
LH207
mixed media, board
48 x 36 in.
$6,650 CAD


Laura Harris
YOU KNOW THE PLACE
YOU KNOW THE PLACE
LH205
mixed media, canvas
36 x 18 in.
$2,800 CAD


Laura Harris
SKINNY DIPPING FALLS
SKINNY DIPPING FALLS
LH202
mixed media, canvas
60 x 48 in.
$10,550 CAD


Laura Harris
BLUE BLACK SWAY
BLUE BLACK SWAY
LH201
mixed media, canvas
12 x 36 in.
$2,250 CAD


Laura Harris
TUMBLING THROUGH SATURDAYS
TUMBLING THROUGH SATURDAYS
LH200
mixed media, canvas
24 x 24 in.
$2,700 CAD


Laura Harris
YES, PINK
YES, PINK
LH199
mixed media, canvas
30 x 30 in.
$3,500 CAD


Laura Harris
COPPER & JADE
COPPER & JADE
LH198
mixed media, canvas
30 x 30 in.
$3,500 CAD


Laura Harris
FALLING INTO PLACE
FALLING INTO PLACE
LH197
mixed media, canvas
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


Laura Harris
TRIPPING BILLIES & BADLANDS
TRIPPING BILLIES & BADLANDS
LH196
mixed media, canvas
48 x 48 in.
$8,540 CAD


Laura Harris
THROUGH RIVERS & MOUNTAINS
THROUGH RIVERS & MOUNTAINS
LH195
mixed media, canvas
36 x 48 in.
$6,650 CAD


Laura Harris
WHISPERS & GREY FLANNEL
WHISPERS & GREY FLANNEL
LH194
mixed media, canvas
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


Laura Harris
SHE IS WATER
SHE IS WATER
LH192
mixed media, canvas
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


Laura Harris
LEARNING TO FLY
LEARNING TO FLY
LH191
mixed media, canvas
48 x 60 in.
$10,550 CAD


Laura Harris
I KNEW YOU WERE THERE
I KNEW YOU WERE THERE
LH190
mixed media, canvas
24 x 48 in.
$4,400 CAD


Laura Harris
LIKE THE SUN ON YOUR SKIN AND WATER AT YOUR FEET
LIKE THE SUN ON YOUR SKIN AND WATER AT YOUR FEET
LH186
mixed media, canvas
60 x 48 in.
$10,550 CAD