Lars Vester may have been born in Denmark, but his heart belongs to his home – the West End.
“My latest work has been inspired by my local area, and is themed ‘West End in a Different Light’. This series focusses on the beauty that is right before our eyes every day, but perhaps we never stop to view and admire.”
He has not only embraced his adopted community, but uses his talents to support the needs of his neighbourhood. Lars donates profits from sale of the greeting cards he creates emblazoned with his art, to Micah Projects - an organisation committed to social justice providing a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.
He is also mindful of the cost which an original artwork can ask. With so much intricate effort in each and every work, Lars also produces many of his pieces in print form for a wider audience to afford and appreciate.
“It’s important to me that my artwork is accessible to everyone. Therefore, most of my paintings are now available as limited edition prints on high quality archival cotton rag paper, hand signed and individually numbered. They can be supplied either framed or unframed.”
Trading at Davies Park Market gives the inspiration for his next work of art…when he is not discussing his distinct pieces with patrons, you can find Lars musing on the majesty of the scene set by his surrounds.
“As an artist, I’m fascinated by the way nature can be brought to life by light and weather––as if it’s trying to tell us a story. In a sense, I see my role to be more of a storyteller, speaking on behalf of nature, than merely a painter. Through my work, I try to capture those ‘You just had to be there’ moments that Mother Nature creates, and aim to connect viewers to the everyday subjects around us that are often overlooked. “
Upon graduating from the Århus Art Academy in Denmark focussing on Fine Arts, he completed his studies via an Apprenticeship of Art Direction, Graphic Design and illustration at The Masters Group. This intensive immersion in the world of art appreciation and application offered him the ability to find his own aesthetic.
“I prefer to work in a loose style, while creating a harmonious marriage between illusion and reality. I usually achieve this by infusing my work with a sense of mystery and intrigue, creating atmosphere and depth through dramatic foreground textures that transition into softer focal points.”
His courtship with colour comes to life on the canvas when dabbling with the dappled sunshine discovered at Davies Park…
“I am forever chasing that magical light that so rarely presents itself, and when it does, usually only last for a very short period. When I eventually find it, it forms the basis for a new piece of work”.
View his market gallery most Saturdays at Davies Park Market.
You can also see some of his range at: http://www.larsvesterart.com/art/ARTWORK.html