"My art practice involves cultivating presence and stillness. I hope to invite us to know ourselves, to reflect and listen to the stories we carry within and allow them to inspire us toward compassionate action in the way we live. My love of the wild, untamed expansiveness of nature and my curiosity regarding the layered depths of human beings, inspire both figurative and abstract expressions of the human and natural world.
My passion is to explore the feelings within me in response to nature - through expressive and intuitive styles, colours and mark-making. Sometimes landscapes emerge in a more recognisable way. It would be a joy for me to create something unique for you. My works vary dramatically in size. Prices are affordable and reflect time, size and materials used." - Lara Bardsley
Lara trained at one of the most prestigious art schools in Australia majoring in painting and film. More recently she completed a PhD in creative arts, La Trobe University, utilizing the arts to explore the many layers of consciousness within each of us. Her PhD won the prestigious Nancy Millis Medal of excellence. She has had numerous solo and group shows, been a finalist in a number of art prizes and won competitive art grants. Her artwork has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally. Lara's studio is located in the beautiful Australian Coastal town of Lorne, she accepts commissions and exhibits Australia wide as well as internationally.