Peta started sketching at an early age, inspired by her father, Harvey Hall, who was a prominent Australian artist. After studying fashion at RMIT, Melbourne, she began her career as a designer, working in Australia and Europe.
After many years in the fashion industry, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her father, with life taking me from fashion and fabric to palette and paint.
Initially, she began creating large scale Trompe L’oeil paintings for commercial and residential clients in Australia and South East Asia.
Her work regularly appearing in design magazines and on many television programs and created a coffee table book “Creating Grand Illusions” which was a compilation of my artwork, experiences and knowledge gained over the years.
After more than a decade of painting on a large scale, Laurisen began applying her skills to the canvas. Painting in acrylic, her subject matter ranges from figurative and still life, to mythical archetypes and the surreal.