Inspired by travels throughout Canada and the U.S., artist Larry Deacon is in constant search of something new in the vastness of the North American landscape. Whether viewing the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains or the rugged coastline of the eastern seaboard, Larry ventures off the beaten path to seek out that forgotten boat, or deserted lighthouse on a foggy morning.
Larry reveals a natural artistic aptitude that expresses itself today in a contemporary realist style.
By his teenage years, Larry was successfully experimenting in water colours, pen & ink, acrylics, and oils. However, his aesthetic insistence for substantive realism led to the discovery of an old method of painting using egg tempera as a medium.
Larry demonstrated his mastery of this meticulous, and arduous painting technique by creating accurate depiction's of his subject matter that have an inner life and personality the viewer responds to. Presently his distinctive works are done in oils, acrylics, egg tempera, or gouache and have attracted a wide audience and are sure to strike a responsive chord in new viewers.
His depiction of the Cape Hatteras Light, the tallest lighthouse in America, was recently featured on a grandfather clock issued by the Danbury Mint. And most recently he has been published through Wild Wings of Minnesota USA, featuring a limited edition of his painting “Tranquility in the Cove”.