ABOUT

I am a flow artist and photographer, based on a farm, in Montagu, South Africa.

Laresa Perlman was born in 1970, in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a fulltime, self-taught nature art photographer and flow artist. She resides on Eden Farm, on the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Montagu, South Africa.

Laresa studied business management, and worked in marketing, digital security, and commercial photography for many years. In 2018, she started to focus mainly on nature art photography, and sacred geometric works. Her work is inspired by the geometry and symbolism, found in mother nature.

Multi-disciplinary in character, Laresa enjoys blurring the lines, between painting, photography, digital art and the use of self-designed gadgets to enable her to produce something unique.

She uses flowers, plants and insects, in her photographic, digital and geometric creations, & uses geometry, patterns and shapes to create her acrylic, watercolor and ink works.

“Looking at my journey into art, I am inspired to create works that soothes myself, as well as the viewer. I use symbolism and an uplifting intention, to provide a playfulness, peace and tranquility through the experience of my art. The intention behind my art is to connect people with nature, through geometry, patterns and color, thus enabling them soothingly re-connect with themselves on a deeper spiritual level.

My process:

I love using all types of paint, ink, watercolors, oils, mediums. I am continually experimenting with media and paint, to create unique art works. I am mostly covered in paint, and sometimes use the finest of brushes to finish off my pieces. I usually have a dog/s and cat/s keeping me company while I work. I have a large studio space where I have my computer, my photo studio and art studio. I hope to brighten your day with one of my creations.

She is also the co-founder of Collaborative Art Creations, with her partner, Verna du Toit.

Studies:

1994-1996 Cape Technicon: Business Management, awarded most promising student business management.

Exhibitions:

2018 Solo exhibition photographic works, Zandvliet Wine Estate, Langeberg

2018 Group Exhibition photographic works, Titled Wings, Ibis Gallery Montagu

2019 Group Exhibition Titled CHUI-TA-KA-MA, curated by Anna Liebenberg, Johann van Heerden’s Art Gallery, JHB, South Africa – collaborative works

2019 Group exhibition, Titled: Rights of passage, Gallery One11, Cape Town

2020 Group exhibition World Health Organization, Create 2030, Covid 19 arts festival, Solidarity shows Virtual Art Gallery, and online arts festival.

Media/mentions:

2010 -present, Laresa’s photographic work has featured in woman and home, and Wineland Magazines

2010 – present: Photographic adjudicator at Montagu Youth Arts Festival

2020 Frikifish, Spain, the confinement cronicles on line exhibition  – top 30 art works chosen from around the world depicting Covid 19, featured a piece called Covid Rising

2020 – Dwell time, am award winning non profit organization reflecting mental well being, featured my poem “My silent cry” depicting the effects of Covid-19 on mental health

Purchase Art:

  • Purchase photographic prints : Art : Paintings
  • All work available for purchase. Contact me via the “get in touch” page for details with the image title
  • Prints are produced by top quality printing labs in South Africa, using archival art giclée inkjet prints. These archival papers, canvas, and perspex set the benchmark of quality in fine art printing
  • All prints, art works are packaged with care, unframed works will be sent in a tube, or flat packed (depending on the work)

Photographic services:

  • Commercial photography to promote your business, brand & products
  • Art reproductions
  • Bottle shots, pack shots, styled product shots, commercial projects
  • Photographic courses & workshops

Please contact me below. Please quote the image name and number should you wish to purchase or enquire about a particular image