The landscape of the far South West of England, in particular the changes brought about by metalliferous mining and hard-rock quarrying, is an abiding first point of reference. But his primary concern is the exploration of colour and texture on the picture plane. This is heavily dependent on observation of mineralogical colour relationships and of qualities of surface, to the point where these become the subject of the work. Reference to scale is deliberately avoided in order to allow these particular characteristics to take dominance in the compositions.
Lar Cann is a member of the Plymouth Society of Artists, elected Chairman in 2015, and of the St Ives Society of Artists.
He is an academician with the South West Academy and a member of the Penwith Society of Arts. His work is held in Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the University of Sheffield, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Trust and in numerous private collections, UK and worldwide.
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