Laine Tomkinson is an artist with over forty-five years commitment to fine art. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and studied Fine Art from 1976 to 1979 at The University of Central Lancashire. She is now based in Nottingham in the East Midlands.
I’d describe my practice as paintly abstraction, I use vibrant colour and dynamic forms- creating an artwork is a response to everything I love, the natural world, music, and the sensation of being human. I approach each series of work without a definitive blueprint, orchestrating my personal array of shapes and marks to develop an original image that has depth, feeling and is true to the initial inspiration.
Laine was selected to be the Artist in residence at Leicester Print workshop in 2012. For six years she was an exhibiting member of The Printmakers Council, the organization highlighted Laine’s work in an article in their magazine Imprint -the issue showcased artists who blur the boundaries between painting and printmaking.
In recent times Laine has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions throughout Britain; for example- The Other Art fair sponsored by Saatchi, The Hepworth Print fair, and Printfest. Laine’s 2017 solo exhibition; Re-making Nature at The University of Nottingham, garnered significant interest and was inspired by iconic natural imagery.
In late 2018 she was invited to exhibit her Wiggle Whoogie series of mixed media works at her former Art college, The University of Central Lancashire.
Recently Laine’s work was chosen by Professor David Manley for exhibition in A Riotous assembly at Deda studios in Derby, featuring artwork by seven contemporary British abstract artists.