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Larry Weston strives for a distinctive, realist style, strong use of color, and excellence in balance and form. Weston's interest in art was cultivated at a young age - age six, to be exact - when his parents enrolled him in an oil painting class in Phoenix, Arizona. While stationed in Germany with the U.S. Air Force, he was inspired to paint many of the scenes in Europe. While in Germany, he began teaching other servicemen the fine art of oil painting. After serving four years in the Air Force he continued to paint and teach in his spare time. He relocated to Texas in 1961, and began his career as a commercial artist for the American Quarter Horse Association. In 1972 through the influence of a Dallas friend, Weston was introduced to watercolor with which he immediately fell in love. In 1982 he resigned from his commercial art management position to pursue a full time career in oil and watercolor fine art painting. In the 1990's he did a TV show called "Adventures in Watercolor" which was broadcast in the Dallas and St Louis areas and along the East Coast. In 2009 he and his wife Shirley moved from Texas to Tennessee to be closer to her family and the beautiful Smokey Mountains in which she was born and raised. For Weston there is a wealth of subject matter in the Smokies as it seems that there is a scene just begging to be painted around every curve of the road. Weston's work has also appeared in numerous national publications and in art books published by the North Light Publishing Company. One of his paintings is also on the back cover of a book published in Germany in German and he did paintings for the front and back covers of a book entitled "Letters from Boerdonk" along with an illustration at the beginning of each chapter. Twelve of his paintings were selected to appear individually on greeting cards from a well known greeting card company in the east. When Weston is not painting, one will likely find him conducting a workshop or teaching a class. His popularity as an instructor has placed a high demand for his teaching skills. He has conducted in access of 500 oil or watercolor painting workshops lasting from a few days to several weeks. In addition to conducting workshops for various art organizations. Weston served as an art instructor for the University of Oklahoma's international traveling workshop program and therefore sis much traveling internationally. Weston is past President of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and a signature member of that Society. Source askart.com

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