Larry earned a teaching credential in art after receiving a painting and sculpture degree at CSU Chico. He is a 5th generation San Franciscan on his mother’s side and a descendant of the 49er miners from both of his father’s parents.
He is drawn to explore rugged scenic areas. Working in pastels, he pans out local "color" keeping in mind he has only 14 minutes to capture a color phase. Larry may return to a site at the same time of day. He then works on final details in his studio at a relaxed pace.
“The observation of nature alters my usual sanguine personality; I become quieted, reflective and shy. There is great beauty and a haunting sadness in the wilds that enriches the soul of man.”