Artist Larry Carver
Larry is a lifelong resident of Cole County, born just outside of Jefferson City, Missouri during the baby boom era. Rural landscape settings and reflective Americana is apparent in many of Larry's paintings. He often paints of days gone by in a setting of rustic architecture or of flora and fauna, capturing mood and color in a narrative scene. His love of the outdoors shows up in many of his landscapes, where the skies often take center stage. Golden sunrises or a contrasting shadowy sunset plays on the elements of his sometimes comical composition.
Larry is a self-taught artist. His compositional theme begins with a central character, then combines complementary objects, sometimes juxtaposed items that may lead into a series. Each painting should make the viewer pause and inject his own storyline to the scene captured in a single frame. Working primarily in acrylics, Larry has worked in pointillism, pen and ink, and watercolor.
"I choose to do paintings in which color harmonies and mood set the scene"
Mr. Carver was president of the Jefferson City Art Club in 2015-2016, and is a current Board Member at the Capital Arts Gallery. He has won several awards in their art shows. Larry has been juried into Watercolor USA 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. He was also juried into the Missouri Watercolor National in 2010 & 2014, while becoming a signature member in 2014. In 2010, Larry won that year's Merit Award. He has been juried into the MOAK-Regional Art Competition in 2010 and 2012. In 2012 he won a cash Merit Award. He recently has had patron purchases at the Springfield Missouri Art Museum and the Winston Churchill Memorial in Fulton, Missouri. His art is frequently on loan to the Hawthorn Bank West in Jefferson City, and the Community Point Bank in Russellville. Paintings can be viewed and purchased at The Vine Art Gallery in Osage Beach, Missouri. He has had paintings on display in the Canterbury Hill Winery in Holts Summit, Missouri. He recently had a twelve-painting exhibit at the Sky Gallery Branson /Springfield International Airport in November 2014. He was featured in the City Magazine's Artist's Profile in July/August 2015 issue.
A quote from Edgar Degas French impressionist...
"Art is not what you see, it's what you make others see".