Painters Guild Demonstration Larry Grob: The Art of Place
September 22, 2013
Painters Guild Demonstration
Larry Grob: The Art of Place
Our nature. thoughtfully observed, sustainably seen.
. Larry Grob is a New England based artist who works both in-studio and en plein air. His coastal and interior views- favorite locals include Cape Ann and the North Shore, the Maine seaside and islands, and the hills and farms of southern Vermont-are representations in style, with tendencies towards abstraction in his compositions.
Informed by his early training as a geographer, and inspired by the naturalistic painting of California’s impressionists and various Swiss alpine painters, Larry strives to capture light and the forces of nature in views that he hopes will elicit viewers’ connections with the land. “I’m a pastelist with a passion for creating images that fuel ecological awareness and encourage us to approach our surroundings with a :lighter hand,” says Larry. “Landscapes help me explore both the range of my medium and the stories that our land tells us....if we only stop to look and listen.”
Larry works exclusively with soft pastels, Painting on various sanded papers that impart “incidental” tones and textures to the finished work. He describes pastels as an ideal medium...”immediate, direct, and easy to move around in whatever outdoor place I find myself. Perhaps above all,” Larry adds, “pastels let me explore that area between too much detail and just enough.”
Larry’s work has recently earned him recognition from the Pastels Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Societies as well as numerous awards for his work. A portfolio of his work can be seen at his website: http;//www.larrygrob.com. In the New England area, Larry participates in exhibitions at Art in the Barn (Essex, MA), the North Shore art Association (Gloucester), the Concord Art Association, the Weston Arts & Crafts Association. Work is also on view at the Albright Gallery in Lincoln, MA and in the Florentine Frames Gallery in Weston, MA.
Education includes: Middlebury College, School of Visual Arts, NY, New York University, Studio and plein air studies: Anne Haywood, P.S.A; Aline Ordman P.S.A; Jean Rosier-Smith P.S.A; David Curtis; Alain Picard P.S.A.
Larry offers work for sale as pastel originals and as limited edition giclée prints.
Demonstrations take place in the Plummer Studio