about lara & akathist art

 I am a Dallas -based wife, mother of four, traveler, reader, pursuer of Beauty, artist and creator.

We are a Byzantine Catholic, adoptive, transracial family. 5% of all online sales are donated to help create healing homes for foster and adopted kids.

I love traditional art techniques & forms from many cultures, especially Asian art. I enjoy using old forms to create new content. My work is often inspired by what I read - poetry, Scripture, the Liturgy, & great literature. 

 

Training

- classes for a year at the Art Institute of Chicago (1993-94)
- BA in Art and a Masters in English from the University of Dallas (1996, 2001)
- Icon writing with Father Elias Rafaj (2012)
- Icon writing at the Byzantine School of Iconography under Theodoros Papadoulos (2016 - 2017)
- Princes' School of Traditional Arts (2017 -) 

I have been creating art  & doing pieces on commission for over 25 years.

At Akathist Art I offer fine art, reproductions of my work., & iconography on commission.

 

Please contact me at lara@akathistart.com

or 214.422.5060

Prices available upon request.

Prices do not include any applicable sales tax or shipping & handling.

If you would like to commission a piece of artwork, please contact me to discuss details.

 

After an initial interview, I will send you a contract with all formal agreements outlined.

I will begin your artwork upon receipt of a signed contract & a %50 nonrefundable deposit.

Commissions begin at $2,500, with the exception of icons, which begin at $300 (4'x6' on wood).

By federal law, the artist retains all copyrights.

National Gallery DC

National Gallery DC

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

British Museum, London

British Museum, London

Metropolitan Museum, NYC

Metropolitan Museum, NYC

Cathedral, Helsinki

Cathedral, Helsinki

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Union Station, DC

Union Station, DC

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

British Museum, London

British Museum, London

Metropolitan Museum, NYC

Metropolitan Museum, NYC

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

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Lara Neri

Akathist Art

214.422.5060

lara@akathist.com

Original Fine Art.   Hand-painted Iconography. 

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Topkapi Palace, Istanbul