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New Hope, PA - 954 683 7937Recent Blog PostsSOLO EXHIBITION :: May 1 - June 8, 2019 ...Posted on 4/25/2019 9:24:33 AMDandelions 12x12 oil on panelPosted on 1/12/2019 4:10:39 PMegg and shellsPosted on 12/25/2018 12:15:06 PMOJ oil on panel 20x24Posted on 12/19/2018 6:21:58 AMTangerines oil on panelPosted on 11/15/2018 8:06:13 AMWILD APPLE/old ball jar lid 12x12 oil on...Posted on 10/28/2018 11:08:19 PMDaffodils/Ball Jar/Perfect MasonPosted on 9/3/2018 3:37:39 PMThree Pears (a quiet conversation) 12x12...Posted on 5/12/2018 2:24:39 PMLEMONS IN A PLASTIC BAGPosted on 5/7/2018 6:22:34 PMCLEMENTINES 12 x 12 oil on panelPosted on 3/22/2018 8:22:00 AMBiography
Larry Preston Artist Statement
I paint what I find beautiful. I do not paint to be relevant, for an audience or make any statement other than the beauty to be found in the objects I choose to paint. If the viewer chooses to attach some meaning to my work, that would be their prerogative. I find that, in this modern world, there is too little observance of the beauty in our surroundings. The real importance in our lives. I paint to remind myself what I find important and beautiful and to experience the process of painting my chosen object. I paint for myself and the process. I am very pleased that my work resonates with people.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1951, Larry Preston spent much of his teenage years at the Worcester Art Museum viewing the museumís collection of Flemish still life paintings. At a young age, he began imitating their work and eventually arrived at the technique he uses today to paint his still lifes and landscapes. Completely self-taught his work evolved over many years.
Also in his late teens, Larry embarked on what became a successful career as a musician. After 25 years in the music business, he decided to return to his first love, painting. Experimenting with many different styles, including surrealism and abstract his desire to paint still lifes and landscapes eventually became the focus of his work.
He chooses to paint those objects he sees around him. Simple, everyday objects that he finds beautiful and are often overlooked. A single flower or a piece of fruit celebrating the beauty surrounding us. Landscapes inspired by the bucolic scenes to be found around his western Massachusetts home.
Larry Prestonís work has won numerous national awards including several from The Artistís Magazine, The Art Calendar and many juried art exhibits and competitions. He has [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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