Larry Grob

Pastel Landscapes/ Studio & Plein Air

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Spring 2017 Exhibit Location #4  Wheelchair Accessible

L'Aroma Cafe/Spencer Street Arts  
15 Spencer Street
West Newton
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Larry Grob is a New England based landscape artist who works both in-studio and en plein air. His coastal and interior views...favorite locales include Cape Ann and the North Shore, the Maine seaside and islands, and the hills and farms of southern Vermont...are representational in style, with tendencies towards abstraction in his compositions.

Informed by his early training as a geographer, and inspired by the naturalistic painting of the California impressionists, Canada's Group of Seven, and various Swiss alpine painters, Larry strives to capture light and the forces of nature in views that he hopes will elicit connections with the land. "I am a pastelist with a passion for creating images that fuel ecological awareness and encourage us to approach our surroundings with a lighter hand", says Larry. "My geo-informed landscapes help me explore both the range of my medium and the stories that our land tells us, if we only stop to look and listen."

Larry works exclusively with soft pastels, painting on various sanded papers that impart incidental tones and textures to the finished work. He describes pastels as an ideal medium..."immediate, direct, and easy to move around with in whatever outdoor place I find myself. Perhaps above all," Larry adds, "pastels let me explore that area between too much detail and just enough."

Larry's work has recently earned him recognition from the Pastel Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Societies. A portfolio of his work can be seen on his web site, at: He is delighted to be participating in his fifth Newton Open Studios at l'Aroma Cafe.

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