HIGH DOWN WAVELLITE XII - FERROUS RED AND PRUSSIAN BLUE
Oil on canvas | 80 x 100cm
LAR CANN has been a member of the Society since 1968 and has served on its Executive and Selection Committee since 1986. He was elected Chairman in 2015.
He was appointed a member of the St Ives Society of Artists in 2006, serving as Director and Chairman from 2009 to 2012. He is an academician with the South West Academy and a member of the Penwith Society of Arts.
Mineralogy and the impact that mining and quarrying has had on the landscape of South West England is a primary point of reference in his painting, but the overriding concern is the exploration of colour and texture on the picture plane, with no attempt at figurative representation.
His work is held in Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Trust, the University of Sheffield and in numerous private collections, UK and worldwide.