b. August 1980
Lara is an artist in New Orleans, where color and light reverberate in honey slow motion. She uses the materials of paint, graphite, oil sticks, ink, fabric and found objects. Her formative years in art began with sumi-e ink and watercolor. A BFA in painting with study in Prague, Vienna, Paris led to a small show. Lara also attended a field seminar with MFA students at University of California Davis, led by blues musician and painter Mike Henderson. These years bloomed with an exhibition of painted drawings entitled On the Seam.
Lara migrated to the vivacious city of New Orleans, and began to practice art through the eyes of motherhood with her children, Julien and Camille. In 2018 she completed the series, Orchard, and a piece was chosen to be part of the exhibition, Spark. Lara has also recently shown a 15 foot hand-painted scroll in a gallery on Magazine Street, and created a touchscreen + paper handscroll through the mode of Instagram. This scrolling art is a meditation on landscapes of the 21st century.