Hello from Mike Larsen
A student of history, I research the past events of the subjects I paint and sculpt. As an ongoing student of art, I am influenced by the beauty of the world around me. The more I create the more I have to conclude that learning is a lifelong pursuit – especially in art.
Since moving from Oklahoma City to Payne County 15 years ago, I’ve been surrounded by landscapes and skyscapes that have become prominent in my paintings. I’m also moved by the beauty of the roses my wife Martha and I grow. During the growing months, roses have become a favorite subject to paint.
I like to think of my sculpture as three-dimensional painting. I leave the marks left by my fingers in the clay as I do the brushstrokes I leave on my paintings. That shows most effectively the emotion of the painting or sculpture.
I have been a professional artist for nearly 50 years. In the past 27 years I have been commissioned to work on six mural projects, with a total of 26 separate canvases, and five monumental-sized bronzes. In addition, I have been commissioned to create individual paintings and groups of paintings for Companies and Governments. I am known for my very large paintings, and also for one very tiny one - the U.S. postage stamp commemorating the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007.
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Social Media: Instagram - @mikelarsenart