Laara Cassells

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Laara Cassells


Laara Cassells is a contemporary Canadian painter best known for her representational paintings and portraits both human and equine.  She has exhibited sculptures, drawings and paintings in Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, South Korea, Poland, Switzerland and across the USA and Canada.

Painting in acrylics on canvas, Cassells considers herself a contemporary realist.  She explains, “When I am working on a series, I have an underlying concept that I am exploring through each of the individual paintings using a realistic approach to representation.”  However, when working on commissioned portraits she says: “I try to represent my model as accurately as possible. Beyond depicting the observed subject, I am always looking for that invisible, ethereal quality that I perceive clearly but is so hard to articulate.” 


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