I am a watercolour artist inspired by my beautiful surroundings amidst the green hills of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands.

Long walks taken through the countryside spark inspiration for my iridescent, imperfect botanical and floral artworks, through each passing season.

My love for watercolour is formed by the idea that the paint takes form in a whimsical, imperfect and meaningful way, such that something of the essence of our lovely flora of the Midlands shines through.

My artwork has been exhibited around the country and featured as design work on textiles and ceramics sold by interior decorators and clothing brands.

I truly enjoy being commissioned to paint for special occasions, spaces and textiles. I am also passionate about sharing the simple joy of watercolours during private or group painting workshops, in a very relaxed style, whilst encouraging the reflective and meditative process which painting with watercolour brings.

Light is therefore colour

- J M W Turner

Connect with Lara on Instagram @larawaldburger

  • If you missed the last one, do join us in March! 🖌️
Still keeping it super relaxed, with more emphasis on watercolour design elements, as well as the composition of a painting... I am so inspired myself as I create work for an upcoming exhibition, and cannot wait to share creativity in community - I was so blown away by beautiful ideas, vision & artworks created at our last workshop!
Please book through @theoldmushroomfarm or feel free to email me for more info lara@larawaldburger.com
  • Inspired this Monday morning! So  much fun creating a mood-board for this 'season of artfulness' ! 🌿
I scrolled through a few images on my phone which spark happiness (of thousands!) and I am able to see a little more clearly the direction in which my creative heart is moving!
Notably standing out - Landscapes & sea-colours; shades of emerald & dark indigo; curvaceous florals - especially irises, sweetpeas, proteas & magnolias; and lots of fresh white in between! Inspired!
You should try it!

  • "Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict.

Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are.

When we are impatient, we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later, and somewhere else.

Let's be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand." —
Henri J. M. Nouwen
I've been painting new things since October last year, sorting through paintings like puzzle pieces, waiting to see which of them I'll show. Learning to look for the treasure. Remaining present. Not trying to get away from who I am. Thanks Henri for these words and the reminder of what it's all about.
  • After the rain
  • Wonderful cricket today u10A and a special batting partnership carrying them through to the end! (sorry I don't know all the cricket lingo..)
  • Delights of my heart!