City views, English vineyards, woodland walks, move Laura to express her emotions with sparing strokes of colour and balanced, contrasting tones. Techniques learned ranging from painter/writer Yuri Koval in the 1990's when living in Moscow, to the Hugo Grenville School of Painting reflect depth and poetry rather than "record keeping." She aims to paint freely, with rich designs, and heartfelt subjects. "Paint what you see and a little bit more" Koval used to tell her. But her ideas keep piling up almost like paint on an artist's pallet, lately seeking to minimise strokes in perhaps an Ivon Hitchens way so that the "little bit more" morphs into even fewer but confident brush strokes.