Oils, 20x24 " $1,850.00 CND

Painted with my fingers…..MIDNIGHT TREE, 20 x 24 inches (c) COPYRIGHTED 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.ainter and author

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PAINTER

I am moved to transform my interior emotions, visions and my gathering of experiences onto the canvas.  I work in the moment and usually with my fingertips.  I have created work that I intended to be uplifting and I have also made art that I wanted to be confrontational with the intention of affecting social changes.  Once I have completed a painting, the viewer may gather what they wish to from it as I believe the painting when finished has a life of it’s own.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013 OZU Cultural Centre, Open Studio,  Monteleone, Italy
2013 “THE COLLAGE”Art Auction Fundraiser for Dr. Kevin Kain’s malaria research and treatment in Uganda,  at the University of Toronto, Multifaith Centre, 560 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 7th

 2013 “UNITED STATE OF INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS,” Olga Santos galeria, Praca da Republica No 168 frente, Porto, Portugal  January11 to February 2

 2013 TWITTER ART Exhibition, in support of Street Youth,  Exhale Gallery, 953 Chung King Road Los Angles, California, USA Jan 12     – Feb 10

2012 PEACE PROJECT “Make Peace” 2012 International selected as one of 156 touring exhibition artists

at these venues:

September 22 – Deep Ellum ArtWalk, in Collaboration with 29Pieces.org, Dallas, Texas, USA

October 6 — Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York, N.Y., USA

October 13 – The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA, USA

October 20 & 21 – Affaire in the Garden, in Collaboration with All Saints, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

November 2nd –  Gallery Expo, in conjunction with Long Beach’ First Fridays, CA, USA

December 1st & 2nd –Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, USA

December 8th & 9th – Art4All People, Malibu, CA, USA

February 2013 – Swarm Gallery, 560 Second Street, Oakland, CA, USA

2012 TWITTER ART Exhibition in support of The Women’s Shelter, Moss, Norway

2012 AIDS FREE by 2015, International Digital Quilt, http://www.2015quilt.com

2012 PROJECT SMILES  coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Biuro Pronocji Kultury,PERMANENT COLLECTION Gdansk, Poland

2012 A CASA DE LAGE, International Painting Exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerda at Pestana Place, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 PASSAGES, International painting exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerda at Hotel  Cascais Miragem, Portugal

2012 LETTERS FOR FEMINISM International exhibition, International Art Works, Edmonton, Alberta,Canada

2011 DRAWING CONNECTION EXHIBITION, Siena Art Institute, Paul Getty III Foundation PERMANENT COLLECTION, Siena, Italy

2011 TIKKUN OLAM COLLABORATIVE GRID,  at Alta Contemporary Art, Industria Studios and the Jewish Community Center, Tuscon, Arizona, USA

2011 PEACE RISES EXHIBITION, The Whole 9 online exhibition

3011 TREES FOR LIFE EXHIBITION “Out of the Blue” Edinburg, Scotland Nov 3 – 30

20111 SYMBIOSE Summer Art Festival Breda  De StadsGalerij, Oude Vest 34, Breda, The Netherlands July 7-14
2011 FIBER FUSION, White Rock Museum and Archives, White Rock, B.C. Canada. 2011 then touring venues in North & South America, Italy, Spain til 2012.
2011 SMILES FOR CHILDREN, Charity Project, France and Poland
2010 CELEBRITY AUCTION, Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., Surrey, B.C.
2010 MORGAN’S CROSSING GROUP EXHIBITION, South Surrey, B.C.
2010 THE TOWN HALL, Artists for Freedom, Bensdorf, Germany,
2010 GALILEO MUSEUM, Artists for Freedom, Lennestad, Germany
2010 THE ARMORY EXHIBITION, Pasadena, CA, USA
2010 INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART, London, UK,

2010 BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY, PERMANENT COLLECTION,New York, USA

2010 The Twitter Art & Social Media Group Exhibition, juried, at the DIANE FARRIS GALLERY, Vancouver, Canada
2009 INFUSION GALLERY, Hilo, Hawaii

70 one person exhibitions

80 group exhibitions

ARTIST RESIDENCY – Ozu Cultural Centre, Monteleone, Italy www.ozu.it  April 2013

Two television documentaries

Numerous reviews

Seven International and local awards;

International Art Competition, Artitudes, 1989,

Top ten international painting award

SOHO New York; Curated by

The Chicago MOMA, 

The Fogg Museum,

The Guild Hall Museum

International Portrait Awards, top 100, 1982 Washington DC

International Expo 1986 Vancouver, B.C. Portraiture

and local Vancouver, B.C. Canadian awards.

Eight years of Education:

Robert E. Wood, Canadian painter’s studio,

Kwantlen College, Surrey, B.C.

Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C.

Emily Carr University of  Art and Design, Interdisciplinary Major, Graduated 1988

AUTHOR of Artige Fine Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue, 2010.  Author of countless artist biographies and also two hundred activist letters and articles published.

Performance art – 25 original performances and most recently employed by Headlines Theatre Company in October, 2009, for the forum theatre “After Homelessness” a social justice production. The final performance won two Jessie Awards 2010.

Parallel to her creative career, Laara has educated in the arts at various schools, colleges, universities and from her own studio. She has developed, written and taught forty-five creative development courses of study to thousands of students during the past thirty years. 

Laara has also developed and orchestrated over 170 creative charity events.

Collectors in Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico, The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, China, Thailand and Australia enjoy Laara’s abstract expressionistic paintings!

For further information please contact Laara WilliamSen at

laara63@gmail.com




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