Lara Cobden (b.1971) is a painter living and working in Norwich, Norfolk. Lara graduated with a degree in Painting at Brighton University in 1996, and then spent 11 years in Ireland before relocating to East Anglia. Predominately a landscape painter, focusing on memory and sense of place, her work is a response to the natural world around her. She is a member of The Arborealists, a group of artists specialising in the art of trees, who exhibit widely across Europe. In 2019-20 Lara completed a year on the Turps Banana Correspondence Course, a highly regarded programme of one to one online mentoring. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally and has been a recipient of a number of awards, including the Parker Harris Mentorship Prize at the 2018 Wells Arts Contemporary Art Awards, 2nd place in the 2019 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the Chair’s Purchase Prize in the 2019 ING Discerning Eye exhibition, and most recently a Finalist in the 2020 John Moores Painting Prize. Lara’s first solo show The Shadows In Between, is being held in Spring 2022 in London at Cane & Davis.