Laura Tinald

Laura Tinald

Laura says Proserpine by Rossetti was the painting that changed everything for her, commenting “I’ll never forget the first time I saw it, and the wonder it evoked.” Inspired by this piece, she would spend hours drawing ladies with long, flowing locks, trying to capture the textures as Rossetti did. She says: “His ability to capture the curve of a woman’s lips, or the shine in her hair remains unrivalled, in my opinion”. Another of Laura’s artistic influences is fashion illustrator David Downton, she says: “He has a keen eye for detail and can capture the essence of a woman’s beauty so perfectly, with so few lines – it is such a gift, and I am very much inspired by his work.”