Featured Artist Lara Restelli

Artist Lara Restelli uses incredible detail in her hyperrealistic paintings of stones and minerals. Enjoy her portfolio and visit her website to see more.

 

oil painting of agates in a jar by Lara Restelli

“Agates in a Jar” oil on canvas, 40” x 30”

 

Creativity has always been an essential part of my life, but I discovered my true passion when my two sons were born. Since then, out of necessity, creative activities became part of my daily routine.

 

oil painting of black river rocks by Lara Restelli

“Black River Rocks” oil on canvas, 60” x 40”

 

During that experimental part of my life, I learned about oil paints and the techniques of the old masters. I fell in love with all of it. Since then, art has nourished my soul and filled my life. It taught me how to observe and appreciate the beauty in our everyday existence.

 

oil painting of amber rocks by Lara Restelli

“Amber” oil on canvas, 36” x 48”

 

It also gave me the desire to capture this beauty and the remarkable stories behind seemingly ordinary objects.

 

oil painting of polished green stones by Lara Restelli

“Infinite Hope” oil on canvas, 40” x 40”

 

I discovered art late in my life, but it changed me completely. I educated myself during the last fourteen years by focusing on learning from the great masters and following the best examples of modern contemporary artists. It is through this framework that I created my vision.

 

oil painting of blue river stones by Lara Restelli

“Blue River Stones” oil on canvas, 30” x 24”

 

While I remain firmly rooted within the descriptive and rational essence of classical oil painting, I like to add a modern twist—something for the contemporary viewer to relate to.

 

oil painting of grey stones by Lara Restelli

“Grey Stones II” oil on canvas, 48” x 36”

 

I am a passionate hyperrealistic painter. I am a fanatic of hyperrealism and photorealism and can’t get enough of it. High contrasts, delicate colors, and balanced compositions are common denominators in my work, leading to a healthy air of serenity in every piece that I create.

 

oil painting of grey polished stones by Lara Restelli

“Grey Stones III” oil on canvas, 60” x 40”

 

These paintings, in turn, became a pure reflection of my personality—structured, neat, detail-oriented, subtle, and cohesive.

 

oil painting of Rainbow Stones by Lara Restelli

“Rainbow Stones” oil on canvas, 48” x 24”

 

Through this glimpse into my personality, I hope to spark a dialog that everyone else can complete from their perspective.

 

oil painting of tourquoise stones by Lara Restelli

“Turquoise” oil on canvas, 36” x 48”

 

My painting process is an evolution from simple shapes and blocks of light and shadow, to complex, colorful, and detailed compositions.

 

oil painting of orange agate rocks by Lara Restelli

“Orange Agates” oil on canvas, 36” x 24”

 

My utmost objective is to convince observers that what they see is real. In order to achieve this, hours of painstaking dedication are required. Although no easy task, my efforts are not in vain if that sensation is evoked.

 

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