The Artist. Image: Photo of Laura working on a painting on her easel.
The Art. Panel contains a collage of Laura's paintings with "Tango" in the middle.
The Archive. Photo of Laura Meddens and her dog Nugget in long grass with trees and fog in the background.
Blog. Image: Laura walks with her Seeing Eye Guide Dog Nugget on a street towards a sunset framed by trees.
Exhibitions. Image: Photo of painter Laura Meddens standing with her Seeing Eye guide dog Nugget in the center of her exhibition at the historic Amstelkerk in Amsterdam.
Limited Editions. Image shows a close-up of a portion of Tango scanned for a Limited Edition of Certified Art Giclée Prints.
Media. Black and white photo of Laura Meddens addressing the attendees at her exhibition at the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam with one of her works blurred and colored in the background.
Video. Image: Video frame of Laura reaching out and touching her painting "Tropical Splash" .

Welcome to The Art of Laura Meddens

We are currently upgrading and updating our website, so please bear with us as we are in the process of adding more paintings to the site. During this process Laura has been busy working on new paintings, as well as planning for some upcoming exhibitions that we hope to tell you about very soon.

AMAZON SORROW

The recent headlines about more than 80,000 fires burning in the Amazon rainforest this year inspired Laura to authorize some commemorative items from her painting “Amazon Sorrow” for sale with all net profits to benefit AmazonWatch.org and their work helping indigenous communities in the heart of the rainforest. Learn more about this on the Amazon Sorrow page.

Amazon Sorrow. Blind Artist Laura Meddens is donating all profits from the sales of commemorative items of this work to AmazonWatch.org in support of their efforts to help the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest. Images: Posers, notebook, phone cover of Amazon Sorrow plus social media photo of Laura holding one hand over her left eye in the same way people see an Amazon tribal chief covering one eye because he can't bear to look at the destruction of the rainforest.

Limited Edition Art Giclée Prints

We have added a new section that will inform you about the upcoming opportunity to purchase limited-edition, museum-quality prints of selected works from Laura’s personal collection. We’ve placed a preview below of the first Featured Work – “TANGO” – that will be made available as a Limited Edition to both individual and Corporate collectors and Curators. It will also be the centerpiece of an exhibition slated for November at a magical place. More information will be coming soon, so please visit us often.

More Works

We’ve also placed a temporary collection of previews below of Laura’s more recent works that we are in the process of reformatting to add to The Art Collection page. Click on the image to open it in a larger window. Enquire about a painting here.

“Changing Perspectives” Feature Article

During our transition, we hope you’ll enjoy the Feature Article “Changing Perspectives” which examines the varying shapes and textures that people have discovered when viewing Laura’s works from different distances, angles and in different light. We’ll be moving it to the Blog page as our update and upgrade continues.

Featured Videos

And following the article, you’re welcome to view two previews from our Video section that will provide you with more information about Laura Meddens and her painting.

Thank you again for your patience as we improve our site for your viewing pleasure.

FEATURED WORK

Tango. Contemporary Abstract in a Classical form. Limited Edition Certified Art Giclee Prints 120 cm by 90 cm | 47.2 inches by 35.4 inches wide. Limited Corporate Special Edition 240 cm by 180 cm | 7.87 feet by 5.91 ft wide. Image shows a white framed TANGO which many people feel represents two people dancing a tango.

SOME PREVIEWS

A Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at a few of the new works I displayed at the recent TuinKunst event in Amsterdam. It was a lovely sunny day, and it was nice to meet some of the many people who attended.

A big thank you to Ruud van Buren and Riëtte van de Lagemaat for inviting me and a special thank you to my dear friend Cecile for all her help.

You can learn more about the event at their website. The previews below were done in a rush for the event, so we’ll be updating them with proper photos very soon.

A preview of the painting Splashdown by Laura Meddens. A white textured circular shape looks as though it's splashing down in water near a coastal area with red and green foliage.
A preview of an Untitled work by Laura Meddens. It features many white shapes on a black canvas, some resembling faces in a motif similar to her painting "Tango".
A preview of the painting "Jennifer" by Laura Meddens. It features green and white and darker hues as it was painted on mahogany wood.

MORE WORKS

Tiger Moon.
Elsewhere. 4 piece work.
Metamorphosis
Blossom. White flower shapes with intricate black and gold markings on a red background.
Major Tom. This is the horizontal perspective of "Extreme Obligations". Some people see an astronaut with a helmet on sitting on an asteroid out in the blackness of space with shades of blue and white making up the asteroid.
New Scenes
Red Storm
Struggle
A Bridge To Yonder
New painting Balance which shows tringulated forms of green and white on one canvas intersection with yellow forms from a second canvas.
New work Blue Angel shows a blue form with multiple colors near the bottom in front of a pink background with tactile lines forming what appear to be wings.
The painting Guirlande by Laura Meddens.
Geisha looks like an silk fabric tapestry from the Far East with delicate branches with golden buds set against a red background.
Indian Summer features vibrant swoops and swirls of paint with orange and ivory and white flanking a diagonal section of violet and blue flowers.
Look Twice features tactile lines of paint outlines in which people see many faces, set against a white background.
Terra Nova looks like the Earth as though it was landing in the middle of an ocean somewhere.
Tranquility looks like a favorite part of a backyard garden with multiple colors of flowers and foliage.

CHANGING PERSPECTIVES

We’re updating and will soon repost our video exploration of what some observers see in the contemporary abstract paintings of Laura Meddens when viewed from changing perspectives. This is not meant to lead your own interpretations or conclusions, but merely to illustrate the remarkable hidden gems that emerge from Laura’s works when viewed from varying points of focus, lighting and perspectives. Let us know at our Facebook page what discoveries you make!

Close-up of the painting Major Tom by Laura Meddens.

Fleeting Moments

Although these works were captured in fleeting moments in my mind’s eye, I invite you to linger over them to discover different shapes and textures that become apparent from different angles and in different light.

While I may have painted and named a work like Extreme Obligations in a vertical portrait format, a friend told me that if you view it in a horizontal landscape position, it could be called Major Tom, after the character in David Bowie’s Space Oddity, because of the tiny helmeted figure of a spaceman that can be seen stranded on an asteroid in space.

Similar descriptions from a variety of people on my works lead me to invite you to view them from afar, up-close and from different perspectives.

Some people see in the painting Metamorphosis the cross-legged figure of Siddhartha, the birth name of the founder of Buddhism, and the title character in the novel by Herman Hesse.

Vluchtige Momenten

Hoewel deze werken op vluchtige momenten in mijn verbeelding werden vastgelegd, nodig ik je uit er langer bij stil te staan om de verschillende vormen en texturen te ontdekken die vanuit verschillende invalshoeken en in ander licht naar voren komen.

Een werk als Extreme Obligations heb ik in staand portretformaat geschilderd en de titel gegeven, maar een vriend vertelde mij dat als je het in de liggende positie van een landschap bekijkt, het ook wel Major Tom zou kunnen heten, naar het personage in Space Oddity van David Bowie, omdat het een kleine gehelmde figuur van een ruimtevaarder is die op een asteroïde in de ruimte is gestrand.

Ik nodig je uit om mijn werken van veraf, dichtbij en vanuit diverse invalshoeken te bekijken.

Sommigen zien in het schilderij Metamorphosis de kleermakerszit van Siddhartha, de geboortenaam van de grondlegger van het boeddhisme, en het titelpersonage in de roman van Herman Hesse.

Metamorphosis by Laura Meddens.
Cover of the book Siddhartha by Hermaan Hesse is set against the painting Metamorphosis by Laura Meddens.
Image of Siddhartha superimposed on the painting Metamorphosis.

Others see in Amazon Sorrow the sad eye of a tribal chieftain wearing his colorful headdress as he covers his left eye with his hand, perhaps mourning the loss of more Amazon rainforest.

While I can’t see the results of my work on these paintings, I can tell you what I saw in my mind’s eye as these incredible visualizations unfolded. But that will be for when I meet you at an exhibition or in a publication, or TV program.

In the meantime, please view them with an open mind and without any expectations, and see what interpretations unfold in your mind’s eye.

I hope you enjoy them.
Laura

Anderen zien in Amazon Sorrow het droevige oog van een stamhoofd dat zijn kleurrijke hoofdtooi draagt, wellicht treurend om het verlies van nog meer regenwoud in het Amazonegebied.

Hoewel ik de resultaten van mijn werk aan deze schilderijen niet kan zien, kan ik je wel vertellen wat ik in mijn gedachten zag toen deze ongelooflijke visualisaties zich ontvouwden. Maar dat bewaar ik voor als ik je op een tentoonstelling ontmoet of voor een andere publicatie.

Bekijk ze ondertussen met een open blik en zonder verwachtingen, en zie welke interpretaties zich in jouw verbeelding ontvouwen.

Ik hoop dat je ze leuk vindt.
Laura

Wide closeup of Amazon Sorrow painting where you can really see the 'eye' of the tribal chieftain.

FEATURED VIDEOS

Laura Meddens was born on the island of Curaçao, and grew-up in England and the Netherlands. The two introductory videos above are in English and Dutch with English sub-titles. You can view them in a larger size, and also see more videos on our Video page.