Carol Lara has been exploring art since she was a child. Growing up in St. Louis, MO with immigrant parents from Peru, her days were filled with eccentric and creative ways of navigating life. Singing, dancing, painting, making and crafting have always played important roles in her life.
At 19 years old she began working at a camera store and that's when her passion for photography began, but as life would have it, she began to work in corporate America because she believed that it was the safest path to choose after having her daughter. Finally, with her daughter growing up into an independent young woman and with the creative voices in her head getting louder, she decided to listen. She is now a full time photographer and maker. She enjoys digital photography, collage, digital art, working with clay to make jewelry, making sculptures and painting, but she doesn’t limit herself anymore. She believes that creativity should be explored and experimented with in order to open mental channels that would otherwise stay closed. Follow her on her journey and if you feel so inclined, support her path by purchasing your own piece of art.
You can find her artwork at Soulard Art Gallery where she is currently a Resident Artist.