Lara van NiekerkLara van Niekerk is the artist behind The 5th Element – Abstract Acrylic Painting. With over 20 years of experience, Lara draws inspiration from nature; the ocean, rock formations and landscapes.

The 5th Element canvasses are created using a technique is called Acrylic Pour Painting or Flow Painting. Lara uses her individual formula and techniques, along with artist quality acrylic paint and quality gallery wrap canvas.

Each canvas is individual, a one off that cannot be replicated, creating a unique statement piece of artwork for your home or workplace.


Lara will work closely with the client to understand the colours, style, size and the feeling they want to convey. Offering photos of previous works and colour palates to ensure a full perspective of the client’s needs.

Once the client is happy, a non-refundable deposit of 25% is required. Upon receipt of deposit, Lara will get to work creating a masterpiece. The painting process can take up to 2 to 3 weeks to paint, dry and varnish.

Canvas Sizing

There are multiple size options, from small 20cm x 30cm ones (perfect to put on a shelf) to the largest 90cm x 60 cm.


All canvasses are priced on the size. Contact us for individual canvas pricing.