This is the website of Peta Laurisen, 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. On returning to Australia I opened two dress shops called Montego Boutique.
After many years of dress design, I moved on to the world of art. I became interested in Trompe L’oeil Art, the art of illusion. Some ten years of painting and experiences then created the desire to write a book on Trompe L’oeil Art called “Creating Grand Illusions”.
I was then asked to tutor art at The Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne in Trompe L’oeil Art.
Finally, I decided to have a sea change and moved north to Byron Bay to paint in paradise! I paint most days on a smaller scale, using canvas! My work is very mixed, figurative, still life, surreal, magic realism could be the terms you would use to describe my work.