I am a self taught artist working with acrylic paints poured over a flat canvas. It is extremely messy and fun, but it can also be quite tricky to get right. I need to have the right paint consistency, timing, paint flow, and tilt to the canvas or I can very easily end up with a mess. If I do it properly I get to watch beautiful details come out, and I think that some of the paintings actually look better close up. It's messy, fun and I love it!
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About Lara Accarias
I was born in Adelaide, and raised in British Columbia, Canada. My professional background is in Hospital Social Work/Counselling specialising in Maternity and Orthopaedics. I decided to move back to Australia over 11 years ago and chose Brisbane, and it was the best decision I have made. Painting helps me to cope with my lovely, crazy 5 and 6 year old son and daughter who keep our house loud and chaotic. The type of art I do is very messy because I use a lot of paint, so my studio does not have one square inch without paint on it, as well as on almost everything else including the hardwood floors, tiles, kids, and the white cat! The paintings are really fun to do but they require a lot of focus and timing, and can't be left for any length of time once I start or the colours can run together. They can take anywhere between 5 and 8 hours to complete, and need to be checked on for many more, so I have ruined a few good ones because I got distracted! If timed properly I love to watch the gorgeous details emerge, it's my favourite part of the process. I include close up photos, but the paintings look much better in person where the detail can be seen properly.