More than five years ago, precious stones found a way into Lara Restelli’s life and taught her about simplicity and beauty.
Since then, the artist has been fascinated by them, learning about and admiring their power and properties so much so that they became her primary subject matter. “I chose to use color, form and composition as the foundation of my work, Restelli says. “So, now I paint larger-than-life, realistic paintings of rocks, gems and crystals that are full of color. I use oil paint as my medium since it is the perfect conduit to achieve my detail-oriented paintings. The sole purpose of my work is to convey the serenity and joy I feel when I paint them.
Restelli’s new series of work, Everybody Needs a Rock, explores their endless characteristics and honors their story. —
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