For a number of years Lar Cann has been engaged with the visual impact on the South West’s landscape brought about by the industrial extraction of granite, copper and tin and how this intervention has revealed an otherwise hidden world of mineral wealth, unrivalled in its beauty of colour, form and texture.
Cann has been a member of the Plymouth Society of Artists since1968 and has served on its Selection Committee since 1986; he was elected Chairman in 2015.
He was appointed a member of the St Ives Society of Artists in 2006, serving as a Director and Chairman from 2009-2012. He is an academician with the South West Academy and a member of the Penwith Society.
His work is held in Plymouth City Art Gallery, the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the University of Sheffield, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Trust and in numerous private collections, UK and worldwide.