It starts with a conversation, an idea, a theme, and then we discuss and narrow down the concept to compose a unique narrative, to convey the right atmosphere, colours and angle for the project.

From there, I emphasize and balance the core elements to bring strength and character to the artwork, carefully selecting the appropriate colour palette and mediums in keeping with the original inspiration. I typically use a combination of acrylics, charcoal, pastels and collaged paper forms.

The project progresses as the artwork is adapted for various creative contexts and materials. The drawings are subtly reinterpreted and formatted to suit the given canvas, always presenting a uniquely bold and elegant composition.

To discuss a project, or for art commissions please contact:
studio@laralancaster.com

Merivale, 2021
 
Original artwork commissioned for invitations, menus and framed works for an event at Mimi’s inspired by their popular dish, Sydney

Laconicum, 2020
 
Print illustrating birds in flight commissioned by beauty e-commerce LACONICUM for their limited-edition holiday skincare pouches, Madrid

Think Pink, 2019
 
THINK PRINK! Group exhibition, original artwork commissioned by SHOWstudio in partnership with DRAWFASHION to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care, inspired by the Comme des Garcons Spring Summer 2020 collection, London

Drawing on Style, 2018
 
Drawing on Style group exhibition, 13 original artworks commissioned by Gray M.C.A for their biennial exhibition celebrating original fashion illustration by the masters of the 20th century and today, London

100 Women, 2018
 
100 Women group exhibition, original artwork commissioned by SHOWstudio for an exhibition honouring the centenary of women’s suffrage, interpreting Mariacarla Boscono and Alison Lapper, London.

Fashion Flora, 2017
 
Fashion Flora group exhibition, original artwork commissioned by SHOWstudio and Flora Starkey for an exhibition celebrating florals as a motif in design, inspired by the Christian Dior Haute Couture 1997 collection, London

Moving Kate, 2017
 
Moving Kate group exhibition, original artwork commissioned by SHOWstudio and Kate Moss for an exhibition celebrating her most iconic looks, inspired by the John Galliano spring summer 1993 collection, London, and The Mass Gallery, Tokyo

London Fashion Week, 2017

SHOWstudio resident artist covering the men’s autumn winter 2017 collections, 20 original artworks commissioned for their collections coverage and gallery space, London