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Lara Call Gastinger

b. 1976, Columbus, OH

Lara Call Gastinger was born and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is able to evoke the life cycles of the natural world, showing the processes of growth, reproduction and decay in great detail through watercolor. Gastinger, has always been interested in watching the cycles of nature, finding the truth in floras beauty by observing such objects as flowering carrots and insect-damaged leaves. She has received a gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London, an honor bestowed only to the best in this field.