My name is Lara. I am a painter, illustrator and curious observer.
I am originally from Austin, Texas but I zigzagged all over the United States (Colorado, L.A., Santa Rosa, CA, Portland, ME, Brooklyn, and Jersey City) before settling down. I now live a short train ride away from NYC in the quiet tree-lined suburbs of NJ with my family. Art, museums and good food only minutes away--a priority for sure!
From a very early age, I was obsessed with painting, latch hook, embroidery, reading and collecting objects. Often my work, gathers ideas and inspiration from urban and Atlantic textures, vintage treasures and stories of strong and historic women.
My favorite bench is in Washington Square Park, where I love to sit, pass time and observe the craziness and local characters. My favorite stroll is through the grand halls and collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where I taught children for many years. Or on a quieter day, you might find me combing beaches for rare sea glass, marbles and/or interesting rocks. All which find their way back into my art.