"Early Light" by Lara Williams 9" x 12" Encaustic, ink, paper
Lara Williams at her lakeside cottage, Aroostock County, Maine
Lara Williams is a contemporary abstract painter, and printmaker born and raised on Long Island, NY., now living and working in Hull, MA.
She studied Painting and Printmaking at SUNY, Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY mentoring under Rick Mikkelson and Diane Fine, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at SUNY Plattsburgh, New York 92’.
After graduation, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she settled into the local art scene, exhibiting, winning awards, and selling her artwork.
In 2004, she took a hiatus from showing publicly following the birth of her twin sons. Re-emerging in the Spring of 2019.
She is known for her captivating encaustic and mixed media pieces that speak to the delicate balance between nature and human connection.
With a deep reverence for the environment, her art weaves together textures, colors, and layers that reflect the intricate beauty of the natural world.
Through her pieces, she invites viewers to contemplate the symbiotic relationship between humanity and the Earth, fostering a sense of responsibility and appreciation.
A master of merging tactile elements, her art serves as a visual bridge between our modern lives and our dependency on the natural environment for resources, sustenance, and well-being.
With every stroke and layer, she captures the essence of interconnectedness, highlighting the importance of preserving and caring for the Earth's resources, reminding us of our place within the grand tapestry of life.
She attributes her own understanding, love, respect and concern for the environment to her upbringing. "As early as I can remember, I have been fascinated by nature. Whether walking in the woods, admiring the beauty of towering Pine trees, or simply hearing gentle waves crashing against a rocky shoreline, I am in awe. My father, an avid nature lover, and my mother, a beach worshipper, passed these appreciations along to me. Growing up on Long Island, New York, many of my summer days consisted of boating on Long Island Sound, swimming at the beach, and playing in tidal pools. Family vacations included camping, fishing, and hiking throughout New England and Maine."
Her works can be seen at various venues throughout MA; including her current solo exhibit, Rooted, July 11-Sept 30, 2023. South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Dr., Hingham, MA.