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Laurence first worked as a silk screen printer for a London based textile company. He later trained in pattern cutting and fashion design at St Martins School of Art. Laurence worked in London as bridal and evening wear designer throughout the 80’s and early 90’s.
For a large part of his life Laurence has worked creatively with children in primary schools. This led him to train as an art therapist, using the medium of art to help children to work on emotional issues. He later trained as a psychotherapist and still has a private practice.
Now living in Porlock his inspiration comes from his passion of walking on Exmoor. He has tried to capture some of the many ‘framed views’ that he has discovered whilst out walking. Laurence recreates these in miniature, set inside walnut shells “Exmoor in a Nutshell.” This work is in mixed media, using as much natural material gathered from the moor as possible. “I intend to explore this theme more using different shells and seed husks from the local environment.”
His recent work has been a series of small collections involving figures in mussel shells and Exmoor trees painted on wooden pegs.