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Laara Cassells


Laara has exhibited sculptures, drawings and paintings in Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, South Korea, Poland, Switzerland and across the USA and Canada.  Laara was featured in the 2011 Canadian Who's Who publication as well as in the "Art Renewal Center Salon Catalogue 2010/2011" and in "International Contemporary Artists Vol. 2".  In 2011 she was awarded the City of Medicine Hat Civic Recognition Award for Culture.  In 2013 Laara received an Award of Merit in the National Juried Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Soc. and the Holbein Award in the “16th Annual Open International Exhibition" hosted by the International Society of Acrylic Painters.  In 2013 she also exhibited 5 paintings and represented Canada at the prestigious "NordArt 2013" international exhibition in Germany with 240 other artists from 55 countries.


Artist's statement:

"I wish to paint evocative portraits that capture the personality of the sitter as well as some of the more elusive qualities that make the subject individual.  Through a subtle observation of character I try to discover fresh insights into the particular personality.  I find the landscape of the face endlessly intriguing and rather than merely illustrating the face before me, I would like to reveal something that cannot be described, to find some inner quality that speaks of the essence of the subject."

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Allan Gordon Bell, Composer - Considering   Allan Gordon Bell, Composer - Listening  Callie
Acrylic on canvas Acrylic on canvas Acrylic on canvas
28" x 24" 30" x 23.75" 24" x 18"
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