Larry Darnell, Felton,CA Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Places without people have always appealed to me. Solitude is rejuvenating. As modern life increases in its intensity, my need for time apart from it increases proportionately.
I have spent my working life in various creative endeavors: motion pictures, television, music and graphic arts. Over the past decade, I have been developing several photographic-based painting and printing styles mostly with California and Western landscapes as subject.
My intent and desire is to discover a place, unique in its quietude; contemplative, and record it's essence to share with the viewer. To that end, if I can revisit and relive the spirit of place as I work the image, I sense a much greater chance of achieving this goal with the final image. If the viewer is able to join with me in this appreciation, my success is complete.
To preserve the unique and limited nature of original art work, I have chosen to limit the number of prints produced from any of my images. In the creative process, I work toward the realization of a particular image which I consider my 'original.' That particular print is labeled the 'original.' Following that image will be no more than 20 signed and numbered limited edition prints made. There may be one canvas print made. There will never be any subsequent signed prints made in the future.
Recently recognized in Art Business News' Emerging Artist Section, I have shown in California galleries, and has had numerous commercial photographs and ad layouts published nationally. I have had a few works shown in local galleries. Recently accepted to a number of juried shows, I have had an image, 'Las Animas Concrete' chosen by Santa Cruz County to be added to their VISUAL CHRONICLE collection.
you can see more of my work at ldarnell.com, http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/larry-darnell.html