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Profile: Greg LaRock

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Greg LaRock


Landscape Painting - Roasted Reds, 16 x 20", Oil, © Greg LaRock
Roasted Reds                                        16 x 20"                               Plein Air Oil

"It takes two lifetimes to become a good artist."

   Greg LaRock's powerful work is infused with the strong design skills acquired from a career in graphics. His keen sense of observation and vivid use of color create powerful paintings whether landscape, figurative or still life. LaRock can be found at most of the major plein air painting events. He has won awards consistently. He is a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, the American Impressionist Society and the American Society of Marine Artists. He inspires others by teaching workshops both in the United States and abroad. He wrote to us about the plein air circuit:


Oil Painting of Boats - The Wife and the Mistress, 24 x 36", Oil, © Greg LaRock
The Wife and the Mistress                         24 x 36"                         Plein Air Oil

   The plein air shows are awesome! Some of my best growth has come from the sheer panic of participating with the best artists in the country. You certainly have to bring your “A” game and push yourself! All I wanted were for the other artists to view my work and feel that I belonged at that level in the beginning—sales were the last thing on my mind! These types of competitions definitely get you out of your comfort zone. It’s easy and safe to hide in your own studio, but shaking it up a bit by painting with your peers gives you a boost. Now, I also use the shows as a way to try something different. I will do at least one painting during the event that is a stretch for me—a difficult subject, larger size, or maybe a nocturne if that’s new. By doing this you can make leaps in your growth. And if it doesn’t turn out, just don’t submit the work!

Night Walkers, 14 x 18", Oil, © Greg LaRock
Night Walkers                                   14 x 18"                                   Studio Oil

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