I'M LARISSA NGUYEN
I am an abstract artist based in Perth, Western Australia.
In October 2019, I decided to finally start following my passion and started my path in becoming an artist.
I enjoy painting intuitively with minimal planning and going where the paint takes me. I know and trust that the destination will be beautiful. How I get there is part of the journey, and with each painting a new adventure awaits.
My creations range from abstract forms to impressionist expressions with colour, shapes and textures that are often reminiscent of nature.
“I seek for my work to illicit a memory or emotion and allow its viewer to dwell and remain in the moment. Sometimes it's simplicity and balance, or a precious moment of peace. Sometimes bravery and resilience. Sometimes it is freedom and escape.'
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...with art started when I was a child. But I wasn't brave enough to explore the path of a creative until a decade later, after working in corporate roles and forgetting I was any good at art at all.
But I guess art and painting for me is like remembering how to ride a bike - you just need to get going. And I needed to get going. I desperately craved doing something creative. I felt like my soul was withering away.
In my search for a creative outlet, I explored the idea of setting up a clothing line and even tried my hand at floristry before coming full circle back to my childhood dream of being an artist. And it really only came about because my aunt asked me to create some paintings for her out of the blue!
Click here to see the first painting I completed on my own, after a decade of not painting.
For me painting is like soul searching and each artwork is a reflection. I paint to explore and express and it gives me immense joy to bring something beautiful into the world that wasn’t there before.
I am inspired by nature and people’s response to life - its mysteries, its challenges as well as its blessings. So too am I inspired by the colours and materials before me – how they transform through my movements and brush strokes.
I seek for my work to illicit a memory or emotion and allow its viewer to dwell and remain in the moment. Sometimes it’s simplicity and balance, or a precious moment of peace. Sometimes it’s bravery and resilience. Sometimes it is freedom and escape.
My love affair ...