Why Laura Hedges loves running her art business in Scotland
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Why Laura Hedges loves running her art business in Scotland

One of Laura’s portraits which she says often provoke emotional responses LAURA Hedges set up her painting business after studying photography. She realised she was good at studying body language and started experimenting with watercolour portraits which have prompted emotional responses from recipients. In the future she hopes to have a bigger customer base and try teaching. Name: Laura Hedges Age: 28 Position: Founder WHAT’S THE BUSINESS CALLED? Laura Hedges Art WHERE IS IT BASED? Alva, Clackmannanshire WHY DID YOU SET UP THE BUSINESS? THE first memory I have of painting was when I was five years old. I used to paint for children in school – they would request a picture and then take it home. I continued to do this growing up. A year ago I decided to do it full time. I studied photography and was most drawn to portraits. I liked watercolour the most as it is so delicate and flexible. When people think of watercolour they think of huge seascapes like [JMW] Turner. People see art as high-brow and I thought I could fill a gap in the market. I started off painting flowers then realised I’m really good at studying body language. Lots […]

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