Artist Greg LaRock

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The Artist Says:

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


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 AssociationA signature member of LPAPA, AIS and ASMA, Greg LaRock has won ­numerous awards for his painting ­excellence including Artist Choice at Sonoma Plein Air, 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 Best of Show at Los Gatos Plein Air Competition. He was also awarded the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Purchase Prize in Georgia. Greg has been juried into four Oil Painters of America national shows, an 11 year exhibitor at the Festival of Arts in Laguna and ­invited 11 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 workshops, he resides with his wife in Orange, California.
Plein Air Magazine Award: Laguna Plein Air Invitational, 2017
Artist Choice (First Place): Sonoma Plein Air, 2017
Third Place: Just Plein Fun, 2017
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
Third Place: LPAPA’s Best of Plein Air, 2016
Best of Show: Bold Brush Painting Competition, February, 2016
Kaanapali Land Management Award: Maui Plein Air Invitational, 2016
Honorable Mention: LPAPA’s "Sorolla Legacy" Show, 2016
Second Place: Los Gatos Plein Air, 2015
Award of Excellence: Paso Art Fest Invitational, 2015
Artist Choice: Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air [...]

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