‘I am intensely interested in the everyday, in what surrounds me, capturing fleeting moments and feelings in time and moving from figurative to non-figurative subject matter.’
Born in Cape Town, 1972, Lara currently lives and works in the city. After her decision to exit Michaelis in 1990, she entered the world of graphic and interior design but eventually decided to navigate her way towards painting again. It is here that she nurtures her expression.
Focusing on mood and color, she works primarily in oils. Lara’s work is housed in collections all over the world.
Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2018 – In Their Nature, a solo exhibition at Chandler House. 2017 – Trees Make Forests, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2016 – Oracle, a group exhibition at Salon91; Spirit of Irma, group exhibition at Irma Stern Museum; Space Between, group show at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Under 18’s Only, at Association of Visual Arts; Cape Town Art Fair with Smith Studio. 2015 – Summer Salon, at Association of Visual Arts; Resonance of Wonder, a group exhibition at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Sanlam Portrait 100 at Irma Stern Museum; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – Golden Haze; group exhibition at Salon91. 2013 – Roadscapes, a solo exhibition at AVA Gallery; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Collections and Archives, group show at Salon91. 2012 – I’d Rather Be Swimming, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2011 – Figuring Difference, group show at Salon91. 2010 – Transition, Emergence & The Parts In Between, solo exhibition at Salon91. 2007 – Glimpses, solo exhibition at Gerard Cloete Gallery.