About

This is the website of Peta Laurisen, artist. http://www.facebook.com/petalaurisenartist

Artist’s Biography

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.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Anna Clark said:

    Hi PETA, You may not remember us Anna Clark & Murray Stone from Baird St in Brighton East. You painted a wonderful Mural for us in 2001 on our back boundary wall. It appears our neighbours now wish to develop the land and want to remove the wall. It’s been such a part of our life here for the last 14 years. I guess my question to you if the wall has to be removed which we are trying to fight, would you be in a position to return to Melbourne and re do it.. Are you able to contact me to discuss on 03 95928280 /0407928281….for3am@bigpond.net.au and I can send a photo to refresh your memory. I see this is not the medium you are working in now but everyone who walks into our home is blown away, we were also lucky enough to find the book you published in 2000 …creating grand illusions. You are very much a part of our home. Kind regards…..Anna

  2. Evelyn Jones said:

    Hi Peta. I have been trying to find a copy of your book for years with no luck. Are there any plans to publish it again?

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