Besame Mucho completed, Acrylic and gold leaf, 70 x 60 cm


This Golden Age, Mixed media, 120 x 120 cm


The Last Polar Bear, Acrylic, 40 x 100 cm


Digital Woman, Digital painting


Larain Briggs

I have been painting since a child and exhibiting my work since the age of 14. I grew up in Kent, and moved to London to study fine art, painting at Camberwell Art College. I also studied to understand how to use digital media in my work on a BSc at the Anglia Polytechnic after moving to the coast in Essex where I now live. Some time was spent teaching in secondary schools after studying on a postgraduate course at Goldsmiths University when living in London. I am now happily a full-time artist.

I allow myself freedom in my work to experiment with technique and style, changing frequently according to my mood and emotions. My study of art therapy, psychology and philosophy led me on a journey of self-discovery which is often apparent in my work. It lies in the realm of dreams, the unconscious and individuation. I aim to be expressive and fluctuate between the figurative and abstraction. My latest objective is to interpret jazz to a visual language. Shape and colour represent the sensory experience of music, although I digress to work on other projects working on any that appeals on any particular day.