The colored pencil artwork of
larry paul …is an award-winning artist who creates unique works of art using Prismacolor colored pencil, inks, and graphite. His art bears a talent that currently includes multiple series and sub-series of numbered “experiments” embracing impressionistic realism and abstract expressionism drawing styles. From impressionistic old doors and windows, realistic plant drawings, and expressionistic interpretations of sunsets and volcanoes, larry paul‘s art derives from decades of studying and photographing the natural world’s effects on human-made objects, the beauty of decay, the complexity of the philodendron plant, and getting inspiration from walking the beaches of Florida’s west coast searching for shark teeth.
Though larry paul temporarily set aside his earlier LP Frey artistic endeavors by the early 1990’s, he has now re-emerged into the art world with boundless creativity and technical skills that appear to transcend his earlier creations.
larry paul draws out of his self-designed studio named Creative Art Studios, originally founded in 1988 as a Florida corporation, and is located in Bradenton, Florida near the Gulf Coast of Mexico. He is originally from the Detroit, Michigan area. Order larry paul’s new book of his art, “The Colored Pencil Artwork of larry paul” at Amazon.com.
The artist’s work is found in several private collections.
Two styles, five series, three sub-series, and one medium...
larry paul’s subject matter varies to include some of his favorite themes. In what he calls a thru things® concept, he portrays old, decaying doors, windows, and other openings in and along buildings and structures that offer interests of patina beyond their age alone. Sometimes, façade-centric or bustling urban street scenes become the preferred subject, some of which the artist will sign his work using his earlier LP Frey moniker.
The artist also has a fascination with the philodendron plant with its beautiful, complex and massive leaves, and its ability to afford depth of contrasting light and shadows. The essence of sunsets and volcanic skies are deeply inspired by frequent visits to Anna Maria Island and Cortez, Florida, or his gazing at the backdrop of the glowing Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i where he served as a ranger for Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Finally, his abstract active “angry” thematic drawing expressions can be interpreted in different ways by the observer and present bold, emotional movement, erratic and involved expressive tone, and strict color contrasting and overlapping.
Original art and prints available by ordering online...
Original artwork by larry paul may be available. The artist currently does not offer prints for sale, though for some art, it may be available. Contact the artist for more info. Peruse the Gallery/Shop page for pricing and availability information. Once there, click on the icons to shop for an artwork or to obtain details regarding individual artworks. Or, feel free to contact the artist by clicking on the Contact page and filling out the simple form.
“Art…compensates for our flaws: our forgetfulness, our loss of hope, our search for dignity, our difficulties with self-knowledge.”
– Alain de Botton & John Armstrong
- B.A. in Liberal Arts from The University of the State of New York
- Master’s of Arts in Urban Design from the University of Florida
- Doctorate in Historic Preservation and Architecture from the University of Florida
- Represented by Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach, FL (Anna Maria Island)