Great artists do us proud

theRIDGE - pgs 20 - September/October 2007

19. Lara Mellon

Says Lara: "For as long as I can remember, I have sketched, drawn, painted and been involved in the creative process. Although not coming from a creative family, at the loss of my baby sister I was said not to have left my mother's side. Pen in hand and armed with whatever was available to draw on, I sketched first in church where I was not allowed to make a peep ... and haven't stopped since.

"I work for Deloitte Consulting and yes, I'm married to an accountant too, so the creative process is both my sanity and the very food for my soul."

"Since moving to Durban eleven years ago from the Rand, I have been painting predominantly towards commissions and have exhibited in various group exhibitions. I work mostly from my home studio in Durban North."