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“Take me home!” The amazing & Joyful Art of Kirk Larsen
November 15 - November 30
“Take Me Home!” Special Exhibit & sale~ Amazing joyful oils, watercolors & more by Kirk Larsen
Opening reception is NOV 15, 6-9 Pm
Refreshments will be served and the artist will be speaking about the works and
special offers for those in attendance.
Location: The ‘New” Firefly Artists Gallery
90 Main St, Northport, NY, 11768
the show runs from Nov 15-30th, 2022
Closing Reception and Mini-Auction: 11/30 5:30-8:30pm
PLEASE NOTE that this special exhibition runs until Nov 30th. SOLD works will be replaced and the show will change as that happens. So if you see something you like, get it… it may not be there later.
There will be some brand new artworks as well as some from the artist’s private collection and all will be available to purchase in the Darcy Arts Center exhibit space. Works on display include many from the Northport area, some from across the country, some seascapes, sunsets and studio pieces. Kirk’s work brings the viewer into the location and the “vibe” of the subject. He says that “When painting, I feel that all is right with the world and those that have his art on their walls feel the same”. Kirk paints with a passion that is contagious, often dancing at the easel whether in the studio or in the open. Everything in his work from the color, the brushstrokes, the composition and the tempo is uplifting. He constantly expands his horizons and loves to discover new places and subjects and techniques. He also paints LIVE Music and paints at Galas and other events. He has been hired to paint weddings including a famous actress in LA.
“I have the joy of painting the beauty, serenity or or drama I perceive and then when someone takes that art home and shares it with their family or friends, that joy is amplified exponentially!”
Known mostly for his plein air (outdoor paintings) and Maritime works, Kirk travels the USA and other countries painting the people and the landscape in competitions and invitationals where the artists paint from life without the use of photography. He loves to capture the sense of place and the real feeling of the environment whether it be the Grand canyon, the Bay of Fundy, the Florida Keys, West Texas, Northern Michigan and 8 times a Top Competitor at Plein Air Easton. He’s worked in over 300 mediums with oil painting tying with stone carving for his favorites.
Painting en plein air in every season from the heat of summer through the snows of winter (outdoors on location) is a particularly indulgent. What he loves about Plein Air is that is combines two of the greatest things on Earth…” Painting and being outdoors!” He has competed in over 47 plein air competitions with the very 1st one right here in Northport.
Kirk is a Internationally famous, internationally collected artist recognized with over 180 awards including Museum purchases and best in shows. He is a member of the Salmagundi club, The American Impressionists Society (AIS), The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and has been included in 3 OPA Nationals, 4 Eastern Regional and 3 Salon shows and winner of Awards at 4 OPA paint-outs.
He has received 3 citations form the US Coast Guard for Art as a public Service and has been painting with the non-profit group, Splashes of Hope, for almost 20 years, painting murals and scenic ceiling tiles for hospitals, VA Veterans Centers, shelters and children’s treatment centers.
The firefly artists gallery is a co-op gallery of 40 local artists and artisans and the place to find all sorts of wonderful gifts for yourself and others. Works by all members will on display in the East & West corridors during the reception & exhibition.