Intense colors and energy surge through Laurie Maitland’s “Symphony in Red and Khaki II.” Using nature’s vibrant yet rustic colors in creating the work’s dramatic contrasts, Maitland also draws inspiration from her early theatrical influences. Raised in Portsmouth, Maitland studied life drawing, set design and photography in London. She currently helps manage Naked Art Publishing and paints full time. Pairs powerfully with “Symphony in Red and Khaki I.”
The drama of Laurie Maitland’s theatrical influences is evident in her Abstract Expressionist art. Born into an artistic family and growing up in the English countryside, she absorbed the best of both rural and urban settings after moving to London as a teenager. She studied photography, life drawing and specialized in set design as part of an English and Drama degree. After a brief teaching career she began exhibiting her work and now paints full-time, selling her works in galleries worldwide.