Contact | All questions, comments, and inquiries can be directed to the artist by email.
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About | Larissa Maxwell is a local artist based out of Vancouver & Squamish, BC, Canada, who has been creating multi media art work for over 15 years through Elm Studios. Larissa’s work specializes in acrylic on canvas and wooden cradle, and has recently expanded to include encaustic work. She often utilizes a variety of innovative mediums and techniques, including pumice stone, shellac burns, water bleeding, pouring medium, beeswax, salt emulsion, interference, micaecous oxide, modeling paste, and fibre building compound.
Larissa’s Philosophy of Art | Art is a reflection of beauty, of good, of things that inspire us to be more than we are. It is a unrelenting passion to see the world through a different lens- a mode of communication that suffices when words are not enough. With one brush stroke we can evoke the authenticity of experiences such as heartache, triumph, loss, redemption. There’s something about art that moves us. Even if the style is not our preference, the essence of created art connects with the core of our humanity. Like somehow we fit, somehow we understand and identify with that which is created because we too are the creation of a masterful artist. And like art, we too are complex, insatiably deep, dynamic- words often do not suffice.
Impacting Community | Elm Studio & Larissa Maxwell currently dedicates a portion of proceeds to support a life-changing organization dedicated to preventing violence against persons with albinism & raising awareness in Tanzania- http://www.underthesamesun.com
Since 2003, Larissa has facilitated art therapy for survivors of human trafficking through The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Programs- http://www.illuminateht.com