See the art beginning May 1st. Artist Reception may 4th 2-4:30 P.M.
and join us for this talk on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:15 PM
Kirk Larsen, recognized as one of the top Plein Air (out-door) artists
in the country with artwork in museums and private collections across
the globe, will talk about his adventures, the paintings, the process
and the experience that has led him to receive over 114 awards since
1994. His exhibition “Hicksville, the world and hometown” during May,
will include over 29 paintings of Hicksville.
In this visual lecture,
Kirk will show images and paintings from his travels and competitions.
He has painted the mundane and grandiose in extreme temperatures with
amazing results. This lively and humorous lecture on art and the
hidden beauty all around us is sure to inspire!
Kirk Larsen is one of the most prolific and talented living artists on Long Island, one of the modern maritime masters included in the “Contemporary American Maritime Art show” (currently on a national tour of eight museums over 22 months) and included in the permanent collection of the Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea. Recipient of over 114 awards including “Artist of the year” by Talent In Motion magazine and the Grand prize and collector’s choice awards at the 2012 Easels in Frederick-plein air competition, he continues to gain recognition and the media attention.
Always creating in literally hundreds of mediums his recent accolades have been coming from his participation in “LIVE ART FUSION” painting to the bands as they play, A focus on outdoor landscapes in oils, in the form of national top level Plein Air competitions, and nautical seascapes from his passion for sailing and racing.
“I seek to capture the serenity or drama that I perceive in art. Each vista offers something at the particular moment it’s painted, unique to that moment. I call upon all my talent and spirit, to articulate the emotional experience & atmosphere in my landscapes & seascapes to really feel like the location. If one or more, find a new home, at your home, I am sure you will treasure their joy & beauty as much as I did while painting them. – Kirk Larsen