We had the good fortune of connecting with Laelanie Larach and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laelanie, why did you pursue a creative career?
My passion in life is all about art! I been painting my entire life and at a young age around 6 years old, i remember drawing on a book or on a piece of paper and let my imagination go wild with my ideas. During that time in school i was part of art contests and always i was the winner when it comes to the art contests back in those beautiful days. As the years passed… i decided to pursue my dream in the art industry and to have my own art gallery. One day i just left my country to pursue my artistic dream, at first it was very hard and i achieve everything alone with perseverance. I went to several art galleries to exhibit my artwork here in Miami, some galleries they accept my artwork and others they ignore me. From that point i continue my journey and for the first time i was part of Art Basel Miami, it was just a dream come true to see my own booth with only my artwork inside Art Basel as a solo Art Exhibitor. Then when i open my art gallery in the area of Doral Florida, i was part again of Art Basel just this time as a Art Gallery Exhibitor. Inside the booth i just exhibit my modern paintings and also at Laelanie Art Gallery i just have my original oil paintings hanging in the walls. I’m proud to say that i’m the only female gallery owner in the city of Doral, i work very hard to have my art gallery and it was my dream from childhood. My art gallery is located at 10530 nw 26th St Unit F104 Doral, FL 33172, you are welcome to see my latest art collection “Blue” a unique modern art collection inspired by flowers, butterflies, blue ocean waves and many more bright colorful designs.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My artwork is very bright and colorful, some pieces they are abstract and others your will see my art style changes to a more modern look. My art style is very unique and different from other artists, i like my work to be very exclusive and fierce! The medium most used in my artwork is only oil on canvas, it has been my favorite medium since i was a kid! I love the smell of oils is super inspiring and easy to manage when i’m painting. Right now i have my own business Laelanie Art Gallery, the art gallery only sells my original oil paintings and we ship worldwide. As i mention before i had a rough road and my biggest dream was always to have my own art gallery and share with everyone my colorful paintings.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The best part of Miami are the beaches! they are beautiful with lovely views and the ocean is crystal clear. Also one of my favorite clubs to go dancing is LIV and Wall Miami! The energy of the people and the music is just amazing!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
A shout out to perseverance and to never give up on your dreams!