Pink Heart Gallery
Bloom by Luisa Stocco & Emily Lauro
Gallery Location: Level 2, Zone D — near Hospital Café, on the way to the Women’s area.
Exhibition Dates: 1 February – 28 March 2018.
Image Credit: Emily Lauro, Summer Haze (2017), acrylic on canvas, 152cm x 122cm.
An exhibition of paintings by Luisa Stocco and Emily Lauro, Bloom, brings summer fields, magical gardens and enchanted forests to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Both artists are inspired by the flowers and foliage of the natural world and hope their paintings will create a calm mood in the gallery akin to sitting in a beautiful garden.
Emily Lauro is a self-taught emerging artist from South Australia working predominantly with acrylic on canvas. Emily is inspired by nature and loves nothing more than being immersed in it. She predominantly paints from her heart and memory, rather than from an image or photograph as she feels this best allows her to express her artistic interpretation of a scene without concern for realism. Emily aims to not only to create a beautiful artwork, but to share a story and sentiment.
“I delight in small details and take inspiration from all that I encounter. I am a mother of two young children and also take inspiration from them and the world in all its splendour through their eyes.”
Luisa Stocco produces her textural and atmospheric paintings by combining stencil prints, textiles, aerosol paint, impasto and oil paints on canvas. Texture is constant undercurrent in Luisa’s work, using natural colour, light and her immediate topography as an inspiration. The artworks in Bloom, reflect on and use the plants and leaves found within her immediate environment. Luisa is inspired by the light and colours in the environment as they shift throughout the day.
“While I aim to represent the subtle characteristics of different flora within my nature, I also am responding to the colour, texture and form in an immediate sensory manner.”
For purchase enquiries please contact the WCH Foundation by email or phone 08 8464 7900.
Download a copy of the Bloom Exhibition Brochure.