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Artist Larry Deacon is inspired by travels throughout Canada and the U.S. and is in constant search of something new in the vastness of the North American landscape. Whether viewing the majestic peaks of the Rock Mountains or the rugged coastline of the eastern seaboard, Larry ventures off the beaten path to seek out that forgotten boat or deserted lighthouse on a foggy morning.
Larry reveals a natural artistic aptitude that expresses itself today in a contemporary realist style. His aesthetic insistence for substantive realism led to the discovery of an old method of painting using egg tempera as a medium. Larry demonstrated his mastery of the meticulous and arduous painting technique by creating accurate depictions of his subject matter that have an inner life and personality the viewer responds to. Presently his distinctive works are done in oils, acrylics, egg tempera or gouache and have attracted a wide audience and are sure to strike a responsive chord in new viewers
Over the last years, Larry has devoted his full time to painting and in doing so, has found added inspiration through the use of oils and acrylics. His paintings have seen a sharp increase in sales with an expanding audience seeking his work due to his refined style that incorporates techniques of layering and glazing in his paints.
Larry has participated in numerous local art shows. Larry was also one of the finalists in a nation-wide “Landscape” art competition in the Canadian Brushstroke Magazine.