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Acrylic Paintings of Nude Males and Females by Kevin Raye Larson, Krayel Art Studio United States

Born and raised in North Dakota, Kevin Larson
sold his first painting at fourteen and then presented his first one-man art
show only three years later. Already, when most teenagers were worrying about
cars and girls (or boys), Kevin had art touring with the Governor's Art Exhibit
and had already garnered a myriad of state, regional and national awards for his
artistic excellence.

Larson left North Dakota and all that snow in
1979 and moved to California.  His first solo show in the Golden State was
nearly sold out and his reputation as a star on the rise took off.  His
works and reproductions of pencil drawings and paintings are in private
collections all over the world. Larson's art
work has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines, music CD's, greeting
cards, and gallery walls.  He has
received numerous awards including The Golden Plate Award for Excellence
by The American Academy of Achievement.

After four decades of dedication
to his craft, Larson's paintings and artwork are
internationally recognized.  Larson's internet
gallery  receives thousands of visitors each week, and he
has recently accepted representation in Italy.  

Larson's perfectionist
attention to detail, realistic portraiture, and
unique ability to convey emotion are signature characteristics of his work. 
Larson's latest works are a compelling union of
contrasting styles that demonstrate his continued evolution and
masterful touch.

The above text was originally
taken from Larson's website.  

It may have changed.  Portions of it have been paraphrased.

Acrylic painting entitled Love and War <br /> by artist Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"Love and War"
by Kevin Raye Larson
Image Copyright © by Kevin Raye Larson

"Love and War"
was Larson's signature work to promote his unique one-man exhibit entitled
"Body & Soul."  The exhibit opened Oct
2, 2004, in Cathedral City, California, for a 3-week run, but ran for four
months due to popular demand.

 

 

Acrylic painting entitled Dominion by artist <br /> Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"Dominion"
by Kevin Raye Larson
1995 Plaster & Acrylic on Canvas 46" X 80"

Image Copyright © by Kevin Raye Larson

 

Acrylic painting entitled I Miss You Too by artist <br /> Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"I Miss You Too"
by Kevin Raye Larson
Image Copyright © by Kevin Raye Larson

The artist's
comments are quoted below

"'I You Miss You Too' is a
contemplative study which explores the ultimate loss of special people in our
lives, whether they be friends, family, lovers, children. The manner in which
these two persons have become distanced from one another remains a
mystery.  Perhaps an untimely death, a temporary separation, divorce, the
break up of a budding relationship or a long-distance relocation which keeps
them apart.  Yet there they remain.  Alone in their togetherness and
grieving the loss.  For some, the stones are the fortified walls intended
to keep their love safe from harm.  For others, it has become their
prison.  A deep and almost endless well of pain, suffering, loneliness,
regret and sorrow.  The loss of love is a familiar journey for most and one
which often carries us to the very core of our soul to mourn that which we held
closest to our heart.  Ironic as it may seem, the painting depicts the very
last thing these two individuals will jointly share.  It is after all of
the goodbyes have been said and done and the only remaining thing which ties
them together is knowing 'I miss you too'.  For in them exists our loss.

"This work is dedicated to my
son, Tyler Kevin Lee Larson.  Daddy misses you too."

 

Acrylic painting entitled Was It You by artist <br /> Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"Was It You"
by Kevin Raye Larson
Acrylic on Canvas 2000
Image Copyright © by
Kevin Raye Larson

The artist's
comments are quoted below

"[This painting]
is a visual interpretation of the momentary
chance meetings, disregarded opportunities and minute nuances in life which
ultimately can, and often times do, reap tremendous results which effectively
alter or restructure the course of our lives.  Often times, it is
our own fear of the unknown or dislike of change which cause us
to cast aside our internal instincts or curiosity to investigate
what awaits us just around the next corner; whether it be a job
promotion, moving to a new apartment, meeting a new acquaintance
over a cup of coffee, or simply exploring or expanding our
experiences by having the courage to risk our own emotional or
physical security.  These are the internal walls we build to keep
pain and risk at a distance.  And it is there where many safely
sit, alone, beautiful and scared and forever looking back with
the one burning question, 'Was it you?'

"This work was, in part, created
with the photographic contribution and courtesy of Steel Life Photography and
Ed Freeman." 

 

Acrylic painting entitled Breathing <br /> by artist Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"Breathing"
by Kevin Raye Larson

2004 Acrylic on Canvas
30" X 40"
Image Copyright © by Kevin Raye Larson

 

Acrylic painting entitled Shattered 1 <br /> by artist Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"Shattered I" by Kevin Raye Larson

1997 Acrylic on Canvas 22" x 40"
Image Copyright © by Kevin Raye Larson

 

Acrylic painting entitled Shattered 3 <br /> by artist Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"Shattered III" by Kevin Raye Larson

2002 Acrylic on Canvas 22" x 40"
Image Copyright © by Kevin Raye Larson

 

Acrylic painting entitled Wet in Berlin <br /> by artist Kevin Raye Larson of United States

"Wet in Berlin"
by Kevin Raye Larson
Image Copyright © by Kevin Raye Larson

The artist's
comments are quoted below


"I first met Terri Nunn in 1983.  Over the years, I have done various
portraits of her.  This latest work was a 3-day project that figuratively
and literally poured out of me and onto the canvas.  It is a work that I am
very proud of and hope to do more in this style."

Another exhibit of
Larson's paintings is on this page

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