The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Painters Guild is holding a demonstration of Larry Grob's artwork at the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street, on Sunday starting at 2 p.m.
According to the event announcement, Larry Grob is a New England based artist who works both in-studio and "en plein air." His coastal and interior views- favorite locals include Cape Ann and the North Shore, the Maine seaside and islands, and the hills and farms of southern Vermont-are representations in style, with tendencies towards abstraction in his compositions.
Informed by his early training as a geographer, and inspired by the naturalistic painting of California’s impressionists and various Swiss alpine painters, Grob strives to capture light and the forces of nature in views that he hopes will elicit viewers’ connections with the land.
“I’m a pastelist with a passion for creating images that fuel ecological awareness and encourage us to approach our surroundings with a lighter hand,” says Grob. “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.”
Grob 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.
”[It's] immediate, direct, and easy to move around in whatever outdoor place
I find myself," Grob said. "Perhaps above all, pastels let me explore that area between too much detail and just enough.”