Good News!  At the beginning of January, Jessica Lynn Carroll emailed me and asked if I would like to be the Feature Artist on the website The Sum of All Moments Fine Art.  Of course, I was thrilled and today I am including a Newsletter that she sent out to all the members!  I love her critique!!  YAY! THANK YOU JESSICA!!

Sum Of All Moments Studios

Happy Friday Everyone! 

It is my pleasure to introduce exceptionally talented Professional International Painter Laara WilliamSen. I have fallen in love with her artistic energy & whimsical passion for her paintings. And, as I immerse myself in her works I am filled with a childlike vitality, evoking a renewed energy towards my outlook of the World. I welcome each of you to come & experience artistic vision through the eyes of Laara WilliamSen.

Laara WilliamSen, Painter


May 15, 1946, New Westminster, B.C. Canada

Laara WilliamSen has been painting and drawing since the age of 4 years. Growing up in the country, immersed in the seasons and surrounded by a large extended family and a supportive country community she received much encouragement to continue her drawings as a child.

At the age of 19 years, she was fortunate to study with the international artist, Robert E. Wood in both his New Westminster and North Vancouver, B.C. studios where he taught her the basics of oil painting. During her twenties, she painted as many as six paintings a day one on top of another on cardboard in her garage studio. Often, she painted nature from memory. At this time, she also began to sell her paintings from her home studio through personal referrals.

Laara WilliamSen attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and graduated in 1988 with a four year major in Interdisciplinary studies. She has been deeply influenced by the art works of W. Kandinsky, Georgia O’Keefe, Frieda Kahlo, Emily Carr and the works of the Impressionists and Fauve artists. The city and street people inspire her to paint as does the forest, ocean and stars. She is fascinated by our responses to the infinite cycles within both nature and human nature. Colour and texture are important to her. In the end, although she creates the painting, she believes that once it is completed the painting has a life of its own.

She has received six international awards; exhibited solo over seventy times and participated in over eighty group exhibitions. During the past three years, she has been honored to be selected to participate in twenty-one international group exhibitions.

Throughout the past thirty-five years, she has been fortunate to have her artworks held in collections in Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico, the U.K., Poland, Germany, France, Portugal, Thailand, China and Australia.

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Untitled #3

Untitled #3  $500 CAD
Original Acrylics 2012 (c)
16 x 20 inches unstretched
By Laara WilliamSen

Rites of Nature

Original Acrylics 2012 (c)
16 x 20 inches on canvas bars
By Laara WilliamSen

I was particularly pleased to become involved as the Sum of All Moments is not a business: They are offering fellow artists access to another venue to show off their talents without having to pay membership or submission fees.

The Sum of All Moments Studios Fine Art was founded in 2009 by Jessica Lynn Carroll of Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.  This past October the Sum of All Moments Studios became a public online site not only to showcase fellow artists but also to raise funds for the Cumberland Cancer Assistance Program and the Cumberland Health Care Foundation of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Sum of All Moments is donating 10% of all art sales as well as 50% of all donations to these causes.

Another goal of the Sum of All Moments is to bring  a “brick-and-mortar” studio to the community of Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada.  This will be achieved through donations of 20% of all art sales as well as 50% of all outright donations towards this goal.   This studio will provide a creative outlet for the youth and local art enthusiasts of our community as well as hold gallery exhibitions representing Canadian artists.

I am thrilled to be the FEATURED ARTIST for the month of February, 2013.

You are welcome to visit and see my new acrylics 2012 at

Thank you to all of my friends for your kind support!

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Very Best Wishes to All

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada