Laelanie Larach was born in Honduras, a beautiful country in Central America with coasts on the Caribbean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.The country has three major and dramatic large regions.
To the east are the tropical Caribbean lands with jungles, lagoons, mountains, sandy beaches and islands of the Mosquito Coast. Also in the center of the country is a large interior hill the Sierra Madre Mountains, crossed by a number of rivers, each with its own beauty and character.
It was this beautiful combination of mountains, tropical forests, and sandy beaches that inspired at a young age to begin experimenting with her artistic expression. In her earliest work she used pastels, watercolors, and charcoal after winning some small art contests in school, she was inspired to expand her work into the medium of oil on canvas. This resulted in her amazing masterpiece in oil, the painting called, “Mysterious Forest.”
Each one of her paintings is unique with a signature in her work of vibrant colors and concepts. Throughout her body of work one can see themes drawn from her early experiences in Honduras, including aspects of her inner thoughts and emotions. She has said that she feels truly alive and in harmony with nature when she is painting also her work spans various schools of art, from the abstract to detailed realism.
Her extraordinary talent has been recognized by her peers in the art world, as shown by the many exhibits to which she has been invited to display her work in her native country, New York City, and at Spectrum Miami/Art Basel. Most recently her painting, “Hawaiian Heavenly Flower,” won a major competition to be featured on the inside back cover of the prestigious art magazine, Art & Beyond 2017 and May/June Isuue 2019
Laelanie is now based in Miami, Florida, where she again draws inspiration from the vibrant cultural and diversity of south Florida, including sandy beaches, islands,coral cays, and the mysterious Everglades. In addition to her abstract style of painting, she has expanded her work into commissioned portraits. With regard to the portraits, clients such as art collectors and business owners have expressed delightment over the precision with which she is able to capture not only the exact features but also the inner character of her subjects. Various examples of her current work can be viewed at her art gallery.
Those purchasing an original oil painting from Miami based artist Laelanie Larach can be assured that they are investing in a unique piece of art that will only increase in value during a time period.