This is the website of Peta Laurisen, a Byron Bay based visual artist. http://www.facebook.com/petalaurisenartist
Born in Bendigo, Victoria, the daughter of artist Harvey Hall who was well known in Albury and Singapore. Studied dress design at R.M.I.T. Melbourne, Victoria. Launched into the fashion world after traveling to Brazil and most of South America and Europe. Landed in London and worked for Biba and Top Shop, dress designing.Returning to Australia and opening two Boutiques called Montego Boutique. Then tiring of the fashion industry and needing a creative reinvention I moved into Stylisting, working for David Jones, Myer and many photographers on shoots.
This somehow led me to painting in a strange way, as I was stage setting. I became interested in Trompe L’oeil Art, the art of illusion. I somehow because of the artist D.N.A. became a Trompe L’oeil Artist for many years and I ended up writing a coffee table book on it called “Creating Grand Illusions”, then this led to tutoring art at Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne.
I decided to have a sea and temperature change and moved north to Byron Bay where I still reside and now paint on canvas most days. My work is very mixed, figurative, still life, surreal and am about to reinvent myself again with a new style. I believe you are only as good as your last best painting, and am always searching to expand myself in my art.