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 America, Signature MemberA signature member of OPA, AIS, ASMA, and LPAPA, 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, a 12 year exhibitor at the Festival of Arts in Laguna and ­invited 12 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.
Finalist: Bold Brush Painting Competition, January, 2019
Honorable Mention: Just Plein Fun, 2018
Second Place: LPAPA Signature Artists Quick Draw Paint Out, 2018
Honorable Mention: LPAPA’s The Best of Plein Air, 2018
First Place (Traditional): The heART of Orange County All Media, 2018
Third Place: Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational, 2018
Revelite Award for Body of Work: Maui Plein Air Invitational, 2018
Pioneer Inn Award: Maui Plein Air Invitational, 2018
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: [...]

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