Lara Cooper is a dynamic painter of all mediums, with a unique vision for artistic storytelling. As a result her work is unique, fresh and meaningful, both in subject and technique.
Lara began painting almost 12 years ago, under the tutelage of renowned watercolourist, Charles Sluga.
In those same 10 years, she made several trips to Asia, including living for a year in Northern Thailand. In spending time with ordinary people in developing countries, Lara has also nurtured a deepening concern for issues of justice. She has recently completed studying a degree in Intercultural Studies.
Using painting as the expression of her concern for a more beautiful world, her work captures a complex mix of the real alongside the longed-for and imagined.
Lara has received many awards for her work, including the Kernewek Lowender Art Prize in 2013. Her 3rd Solo Exhibition was held in October 2015, in Moonta, SA.
In 2018 she finalised 2 years of illustration work on a beautiful children’s book by Rosanne Hawke, to be published early 2019.
Lara now resides in beautiful Maleny with her family.