There is energy and spirit in Lara's work. She is primarily influenced by the colours and shapes of botanical nature which take the form of still-life compositions or intimate, semi abstract landscapes.
Often cuttings are brought into the studio and then married to a suitable vessel. Here begins a limited time in which their relationship can be recorded and preserved; albeit in impression as opposed to photographically. Recently Lara has been exploring the more immediate sensation of being among the growing.
"I find inspiration in textiles, paint charts, music and all manner of things. Then begins the application of materials to a surface. Playing with colour, composition and marks, my aim is to somehow recreate sensations such as personality, energy, presence and joy."
Lara studied at Hastings and Oxford and now works from her studio in Hove.