Kirk Larsen [RA 2015]
First name: Kirk ;
Middle name: ;
Last name: Larsen ;
Member: Resident artist member ;
I have been passionate about drawing and painting since early childhood and I’ve never met a medium I didn’t like. My work ranges from oil painting “en plein air” to all genres of studio work, LIVE music and event paintings and all forms of sculpture. I am honored to be recognized with over 176 awards for painting in oils, acrylic, watercolors, gouache, drawing, colored pencil, mixed media, pen & ink, photography and sculpture – for portraits, still life, landscapes and abstraction.
Among these are international recognition as one the premier artists painting in major Plein air Competition Events. I enjoy the camaraderie, competition and creativity of Plein Air events as they inspire me to continually expand as an artist. I’ve had over 63 solo shows and a multitude of juried art shows. My work is in museum and private collections across the USA and in England, Ireland, Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Estonia, China and Curacao.
I Live paint for galas, live music and events as they take place. A Live Art Fusionist, my acrylic works continue to wow audiences & garner great press. I was recently flown to LA by a famous actress to paint her daughter’s wedding LIVE. It was a great success.
As an avid sailor, classic, modern and one design yacht racing has fueled my inspiration of fascinating nautical and maritime artworks. My art was featured in the Mystic Seaport museum of America and the Sea exhibition ““Modern Masterpiece – 30 Years of the Museum Purchase Award”, and I have been selected for exhibit in the Mystic Seaport Gallery’s 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 36th and 37th annual “International Maritime art shows” (respectively), Quinlan Arts center museum show “Southern Waters” and my painting “Skimmer vs. IVRE” was included in a 22 month, 8 museum, national tour as part of the American Society of Marine Artists “Contemporary American Marine Art” show.
I’ve developed a teaching method that accelerates the learning curve in art; a former Professor at the Parsons New School University School of Design Strategies & associate of The School of Fashion Design, a film and television actor SAG-AFTRA; mentor & motivational speaker; I am a musician, a gourmet cook and an award winning published writer of short stories, screenplays, essays and poetry much of it about sailing and the sea. In 2015 I was nominated for Poet laureate of Nassau County.
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December 23, 2019
Last updated: February 27, 2023 at 13:28 pm