Larry Deeds Fine Art

Biography

Larry Deeds has been fascinated by art from the first time he saw Jon Gnagy’s “Learn To Draw” on his little black-and-white television at age 7. The pencil, and sketching, became his best friend. And always a study in values, the interplay of light and shadow…

At Chapman University, his sketching expanded to embrace color and the new media he needed to understand it. Colored pencil, etching, serigraphy, lithography. Frightened to let go of his pencil and his sense of control, he never picked up a brush and painted.

Time passed as he pursued his other passion, a career in music, until that passion finally subsided and led him to a steady paycheck on the edge of the film and television industry in Hollywood. Once his son Dylan was born, Larry began to draw for him and, slowly but surely, he came back to Art.

This time, though, he tired of tedious detail and being a slave to the pencil. He longed for the freedom to represent entire landscapes with a few simple movements of his hand and arm. He discovered watercolor, focused on the interplay of light and shadow, and never looked back…