Purplelionfish

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About Laura Onyshchenko / Purplelionfish Art
I love drawing, seeing an idea for a piece of work grow from a photo or photos to sketches to the finished work. I often "sketch" on the computer a rough outline of the piece, playing with ideas for composition.

Mediums
For my drawings, I work in colourfast lightfast ink and enjoy the challenge presented by working in one "solid" colour to obtain the various shades, rather than pencil whereby different shades can be obtained by varying the pressure.
I use acrylics for my paintings and tend to work on box canvases. My favourite acrylics to use are Daler Rowney Cryla Artist's quality acrylics- Windsor and Newton are good too, but the tops are trickier to remove once they've been used a few times and paint builds up around the thread.

Purchasing Artwork
I have both original artwork and prints for sale. Please contact me for details
My prints are all limited edition giclée prints complying with the Fine Arts Guild guidelines.

History of the artist
Laura Onyshchenko (née Laura James) was born and grew up in Warwickshire where she completed a BTEC Dip. in Art Foundation.
As well as being an accomplished artist, Laura is also is a keen diver and enjoys underwater photography.
She lives just outside of Newbury, Berkshire with her husband and daughter.

"Homemakers: Millie & Mike" was shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 (WAY 2010). It was exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London from 24th-29th May 2010 and is available for purchase.
 
"A Breath of Air" was shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013 (WAY 2013). It was exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London from 4th-8th June 2013 and has been sold.