ABOUT LAR THE ARTIST (RIP)
Larraine or 'Lar' as she was known by all who knew her, studied at the Ealing College of art during the 1960's, specialising in Fine Art and Textile design. She spent some years as a freelance texile designer, selling to such firms as Heals, Liberty and Conran.
Painting at her Knollsea studio in Swanage Dorset, she uses a mixed media of acrylic and water colour to create a richness of colour and texture of the organic natural forms of landscaape, shorelines, coasts, sea, cliffs and rock forms.
Lar's work laid somewhere between abstract and representational, images evolving from the loose free movement of the paint itself. Her paintings include views of Dorset's Jurassic coastline which offers so much natural beauty, as well as Cornwall and the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland which are as equally dynamic.
Lar will be greatly missed by her close friends, family and all who knew her.