Dates: Tuesday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022
As our Featured Artist for August, Larry Paul presents unique expressions of Anna Maria Island sunsets as well as scenes of the traditional fishing village of Cortez. He identifies his particular style as Abstract Expressionism; his works are compositions abstracted from natural and human-made elements. This includes inspirations in an agglomeration of lines and chalky, waxy solids based on sunsets, skies and the colors of the working waterfront and beach. A guessable horizon is the focus of each work.
Sometimes Larry adds the human-made forms found in certain settings, such as small fishing shacks as they appear within natural elements. Larry explains, “What I am attempting to do while freely distorting the realistic images and conceptions, is to express something not quite evident to the human eye. The art observer may interpret each of the compositions based upon their own feelings, knowing by title what the composition is meant to express, and can then navigate through its colors, strokes, and blemishes.”
Larry uses a form of “dirty composition” to extend the rawness of each art piece. This is accomplished by leaving each drawing intact with smudges, graph lines, erasures, notes, etc.
You won’t want to miss this collection of truly original interpretations of Anna Maria Sunsets and the fishing village of Cortez.
Meet the artist! Larry will be in the gallery on August 28 — from 10 am to 5 pm.
Island West Gallery is located at 5368 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, Trolley Stop 15, on Anna Maria Island. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
Visit www.islandgallerywest.com or call 941-778-6648 for updates about the art and
30 member artists of the gallery.