It is the role of the artist to attempt to capture an elusive moment in time. What I hope people see in my work is a quiet interplay of reality and fantasy as they glimpse overlaying moments of time. While the images may seem to be frozen in time they offer the viewer an opportunity to drift along through the moment reflecting on the interplay of form, time and rhythm.
The arrangement of the elements is designed to strengthen the power of suggestion and allow maximum opportunity for the viewer's imagination to form a response. Each piece usually begins with a spontaneous and whimsical application of color and form and then I introduce controlled and refined shapes and images.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio Larry attended the University of Cincinnati where he studied Fine Arts, Architecture and Philosophy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1972. He moved with his family to California in 1974.
From early childhood Larry has had an interest in drawing and painting. The initial influences were architectural design and drawing, particularly the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Later influences included Georgia O'Keeffe and Juan Miro.
Larry's early work was focused primarily on oil painting and then moved to watercolor. Due to physical limitations, Larry's work is now focused on digital art reproduced as limited edition Giclée prints. In addition to his artwork, Larry successfully applied his creative talents in designing creative thinking environments for major companies across the country.
His paintings and drawings have won numerous awards and are in several private and corporate collections throughout the United States.