Lara Sparey

About Lara

Lara is a designer/artist creating unique artworks for public spaces, who undertakes both private and public commissions.

She has particular skill in engaging with communities and clients, drawing out their important stories and reflecting their spirit in her work.

Lara has run her own workshop and design studio for over 25 years and is also an art and design teacher.


Working With The Community

For her public clients, Lara enjoys working with local communities to give her work a strong sense of community ownership.

She is an energetic and creative communicator, drawing on her teaching experience to inspire and lead groups to find their stories. Her skill is to adapt to all, encouraging them to talk, draw or make models to unearth the important themes.

Lara’s Art

Lara’s work has a strong, clean graphic feel with a bold illustrative quality.

Lara works in a variety of different materials and uses manufacturing processes that enhance her graphic style, such as water jet and profile cutting or etching and routing.

Whether they’re funny, decorative or historical, her distinctive pieces evoke or enhance a particular mood or atmosphere while creating a unique focal point in their surroundings.

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Through her teaching, Lara is well versed in getting the best out of working with children and adults.

She is designer-in-residence at East Barnet Secondary School, where she has formed a design team of pupils to create surprising and inspiring works of art around the school.

Lara is also a member of staff at Insight School of Art in Barnet, teaching drawing and painting to adults and children.


Working With Lara

From generating ideas through to fabrication, installation and maintenance, Lara is highly experienced in all stages of the design process.

She believes in clear communication and the importance of sharing decision making with key stakeholders. Strong on budget and time management, she delivers to deadlines within allocated funds.

She has worked alongside architects, interior and landscape designers and has broad knowledge of building regulations and health and safety requirements. 

Lara welcomes all enquiries from communities and private clients.