Born in Vancouver and raised on Salt Spring Island, Larissa has spent most of her life exploring the beautiful West Coast. She moved back to Salt Spring Island for several years to open her own artist space, RavenHart Studio. Returning to Vancouver this spring, she is excited to see what adventures the Big City has in store for this Island Girl!
Her photographs appeared in exhibits at Simon Fraser University and were also shown as part of temporary exhibits at the Museum of Vancouver and the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Currently, several of her west coast photographs can be seen as part of the permanent display at the Kwisitis (Wickaninnish) Visitor Centre in Pacific Rim National Park. She has participated in several exhibitions on Salt Spring Island through her involvement with the local Photography Club and Painters' Guild.
Her artwork and photos have had quite the Web presence as well, appearing on websites including those of The Tyee, The Georgia Straight, Parks Canada, The David Suzuki Foundation, Tourism Vancouver, The Westender, TrekEarth, io9, Nerdist, Vancouver Is Awesome, ThePeak.fm, Yes! Magazine, and tourism sites around the world.
Her work illuminates the intricate and often overlooked small details of nature, ranging from the peaks and valleys of a blackberry to the spoke-design of an octopus sucker. Her landscapes are a study in the dramatic lighting and rugged landscape of the West Coast. She captures a quiet beauty and playfulness in many of her subjects.
To be announced...