Larissa’s work is currently on exhibition at:
32b High St Trentham, Victoria, Australia.
Enquiries: 0432 060 317
Larissa Gray grew up in a semi-rural area of NSW surrounded by bushland and from an early age all she ever wanted to do was to make art.
Larissa studied a Diploma Of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney, graduating in 1996 at age 20. After graduating she spent time working and travelling overseas and around Australia and eventually embarked on a career with animals, her second love.
Larissa’s career with animals had her vet nursing, training and working dogs for both state and federal governments in NSW, WA and VIC and eventually working in animal welfare. In 2012 her work led her to Melbourne, Victoria and in 2016 she settled down in the regional town of Kyneton where she now lives with her partner and two dogs. Larissa is now a full-time artist.
Larissa specialises in small scale bronze and mixed media sculptures, producing minature landscapes that reflect the beauty and soul of nature and the environment around her. Her love of animals is also an ever-present feature in her work. She uses the lost wax process and all her works are unique casts.
Larissa’s work has been described as quietly thought provoking. Themes throughout her work often explore the idea of her personal journey through the complexities of human nature, society and our relationship to the natural world. Larissa’s goal is to provoke a wanderlust in the viewer, empowering them to travel, through their dreams and memories, into a quiet place within themselves that they all too often forget to visit.
Larissa has won several awards for her work and in 2019 she won a grant with the Macedon Ranges Shire council to produce 3 sculptures as part of a cultural exchange program with sister city of Tokai, Japan. These 3 works are now on permanent display in the Tokai Cultural Arts Centre.
The Golden Dog acknowledges the traditional owners of country, residing on the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and pay respect to Elders both past, present and future.