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Artist Greg LaRock


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“Making it look realistic, yet having a completely loose, painterly feel is the ultimate goal in a successful painting” – Greg LaRock





Biography



 
EDUCATIONBachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & PaintingLong Beach State University, Long Beach, California 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSAmerican Impressionist Society, Signature MemberAmerican Society of Marine Artists, Signature MemberLaguna Plein-Air Painters Association, Signature MemberOil Painters of AmericaSouthern California Plein Air Painters AssociationGreg LaRock’s passion is to capture the outdoor landscape and its ever-changing light and beauty. The challenge of depicting the three-dimensional world onto ­canvas is a difficult pursuit, but when it all comes together, it is an extremely rewarding experience. “When the gap between believability and painterly expression is merged, I’ve done my job.”A signature member of LPAPA, AIS and ASMA plus an artist member of the CAC, Greg LaRock has won ­numerous awards for his painting ­excellence including Artist Choice at both the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational and Florida’s Forgotten Coast Invitational, first place at Door County Plein Air Invitational, the grand prize at Easton, Maryland and the Distinctive Merit Award in the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational. He was also awarded the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Purchase Prize in Georgia. Greg has been juried into four of the Oil Painters of America national shows, awarded a “Jury’s Top 50” at the Greenhouse Gallery’s Salon International twice, was an invited artist nine times to LPAPA’s annual Plein Air Invitational. He has also been ­profiled in Plein Air Magazine with an article on “Ideas for Better Paintings”, featured in Southwest Art’s “Artist to Watch” ­column and included in a Jack Richeson Fine Art Series book “Plein Air New Mexico.” 

A sought-after instructor for plein air workshops, he resides with his wife in Newport Beach, California.
 
 
AWARDS
Best Marine Painting: Easton Plein Air, 2017
Third Place: Los Gatos Plein Air, 2017
Pioneer Inn Award: Maui Plein Air Invitational, 2017
First Place (Quick Draw): En Plein Air Texas, 2016
Honorable Mention: Just Plein Fun, 2016
First Place/Best of Show: Los Gatos Plein Air, 2016
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