Larry has painted all of his life and, as president of the Independence Community Art Association (1968-1970), studied under Thomas Hart Benton’s student Robert Tyndal, and more recently Mountain Artist Kenneth Shanika.
As a field specialist assigned to the Orient, Larry Wilkinson came to appreciate the brush techniques, inks and colors used in Asian painting. His interest in spirituality is expressed in his representation of the archetypes of animals and their ideal characteristics as contrasted with the special assets of plants and flowers. The ANIMAL SPIRIT PAINTINGS are painted on the delicate rice and mulberry papers imported from Korea and China. The brush techniques meld the tight realistic with the spontaneous flourish of essential representation.
Accomplished in most mediums, Larry also concentrates on his sport fishing oil and watercolor paintings, tying trout flies, and refurbishing old bamboo fly rods.
He proudly participates with Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter, Colorado, in the "Project Healing Waters" (http://cmctu.org/giving-back/project-healing-waters/ ) supporting the troops of Fort Carson to learn fly fishing and tying to help heal their bodies and minds with the serenity of fishing.
Please visit his personal website at http://www.soulwatergallery.com/ or at http://www.pikespeakpleinairpainters.com