Lara Cobden                          Artist

Lara Cobden

Artist statement:

Rooted in a central theme of recollection and sense of place, my paintings are informed by observation, memory and dream. They are a subjective and individual response to the natural world around me, calling on an imagined, coveted past that is unreal; a magical realism. Pulling between the chimerical and the familiar - I strive for both a stillness and fluidity in my work; in the ordinary, a sense of reverence.

The thread pulling this work together is about 'coming home', belonging; or conversely a sense of 'unbelonging'.