With processes including screenprinting, painting, and finishing, Lowcountry artist, Lara Neece, uses water-based inks, dyes, and finish to create environmental paintings that transform wood grain patterns into ecosystems. She also creates drawings, paintings, and prints across a variety of mediums and is the creator of Forest and Fin, eco-friendly printed apparel for nature lovers. Learn more at www.forestandfin.com.
My artwork is a collection of imagery drawn from eco-systems that I come in contact with daily or during my travels. Small drawings are combined into designs examining the complexity and diversity of surrounding eco-systems. I draw, print, and paint nature-inspired, line-driven imagery onto wood, paper, and fabric. My wood panel paintings are screenprinted by hand; painted with inks and dyes; and then finished to draw out the natural grain of the wood.
Living on a sailboat for three years granted me the opportunity to take a closer look at the wind, tide, weather, and my impact on the plants and animals that share these environments. I draw my inspiration directly from my experiences. Enjoy!
Location:Hilton Head Island, SC