Artist: Lara von Waldenburg
Medium: Acrylic, Textured Paper, Mixed Media
‘Love your work and it will love you back.‘ As an artist I have had the absolute privilege of working without much restraint with a spontaneous and excited energy. I have been excited and intrigued by the process I recently discovered in working with textured paper. The paper offers much to be unearthed as the story lies within the grain and implores disclosure. The rich texture means more abundant possibilities in altering the surface that is already, by its nature, visually enticing. The process is a matter of give and take as I carve away the edges to expose the vision I am pursuing while keeping the texture in tact. Once the vision is in focus, the process continues to offer ample satisfaction and excitement. I am thrilled to find a home for the visual and the narrative to meet. This paper offers the ground on which to playfully expose the image while leaving room for the accompanying words. It is the texture that fills the space between and heightens the relationship of the two. At present, the exploration of texture, narration, and the subtle power of mono chromatic paint is intriguing and intoxicating. The depth of possibility is boundless and I intend on plunging deeply.
Lara von Waldenburg received her B.F.A in 1990 from Parsons School of Design in New York City where she majored in illustration. Lara has lived and been inspired by the rugged shores of Newfoundland, the red earth of Arizona, the mountains of northern Idaho, the coast and rainforest of the pacific north west and the familial influence of Paris and the French Alps. Lara currently lives in Chilliwack, British Columbia painting and creating works of art derived from bursts of color and spontaneously created lines. She has been pursuing her passion for the last twenty years exhibiting and selling internationally. Her time and heart have been shared with raising two children along with her husband and creating a space where visions come to fruition. She is not afraid to use words like love, inspiration, soul and heart when describing the energy in Art and believes in the power of movement and story telling.