Plainfield, MA - United States
January 22nd, 2007
Plainfield, MA - March 16th, 2011
AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE PREVIEW ARTICLE FOR LARRY PRESTON SOLO EXHIBITION AT WILLIAM BACZEK FINR ART MARCH 16, 2011 - APRIL 16, 2011 APRIL ISSUE
Plainfield, MA - March 10th, 2011
By Laura Holland Image Courtesy of Larry Preston Broken China, 20x16 oil on panel Austerity and opulence, realism and artifice, dispassionate examination and enthusiastic engagement—these are the complementary qualities that Larry Preston skillfully combines in his still life paintings. Building up layers of translucent glazes of oil paint to create shimmering surfaces, Preston bases his intimately scaled paintings such as “Lemon” and “Canton with Fruit” on longstanding tradition, adding an individual twist. While he was painting “Canton with Fruit,” one piece of china nearly fell to the floor. Not the lid, precariously balanced on a bowl of plums on the right, but the little pitcher, placed on the left between a sunflower and a fig. This pitcher was a very old, precious piece, borrowed from a friend. “I saw it teetering and caught it just in time,” he says. “That’s when I started...
Plainfield, MA - March 21st, 2009
AMERICAN ART CLLECTOR MAGAZINE PREVIEW -APRIL 2009 ISSUE - SOLO EXHIBITION - LARRY PRESTON SOUTHERN LIGHT www.americanartcollector.com