Lauren Mercer-Smail

By January 8, 2020 No Comments

“As a romantic, I am inspired by opulent architecture, dilapidated structures, and bucolic scenery. My work regards the ingenuity and fragility of human labour against the background forces of nature. I revel in using oil paints to describe the textures of snow, rock, wood, brick, chipped paint, rust, water, and moss onto canvas. I present vignettes that captured my eye and imagination, with the desire to express the sentiment of the moment—it is usually something between heartwarming and melancholy.”