|Larry Dyke has devoted
his life's work to the interpretation of the beauty he beholds in nature. His
success as one of America's most loved artists is proof of his distinctive
ability to create a scene, which captivates the imagination of the viewer.
Dyke's genius lies in his construction of intricate settings that even the
novice art lover can appreciate.
His inspiration and subject matter are fueled by frequent
travels to the most scenic views in America, often accompanied by his wife and
daughter. In the fall, he travels from his home near Houston to hardwood
country Vermont, upstate New York and Tennessee. Over the summer, he may head
west to California or Colorado. Some of his scenes appear almost photographic,
due to his exquisite attention to detail, while still retaining an artistic
interpretation of the landscape. Dyke begins a piece with a composed sketch on
a prepared hardboard surface; it is then refined until it takes his unique
personal belief in Christianity is the driving force, which guides Larry Dyke's
life and work. In his paintings, Dyke captures not only the physical beauty of
the great outdoors but also the spiritual sense of perfection he views as the
handiwork of God's creation.
|Larry with Pope John Paul II
A Native Texan, Dyke began painting
professionally in 1976. His first Lithographs were released two years later and
today he has produced more that 100 limited editions and a number of open
edition prints. Many of these images were sold out shortly after release and
all of Dyke's limited editions are now actively sought after by
sale of his first painting, Dyke's career has been an unqualified success.
Dyke's art has hung in the White House and in the homes of such distinguished
personalities as Steve Allen, Shirley Jones, Vincent Price and Billy Graham.
His work has also hung in the Vatican. At the personal request of Pope John
Paul II, Larry Dyke Painted "Sharing the Faith", a tribute to the long and
important role of the Church in America.
|Larry with Ronald Reagan
Yet, even with all the
accolades for his original art as well as the immense demand for his limited
edition prints, Larry Dyke continues to reach inside to strive for the
excellence he sees in the natural world around him. "I believe my life and
career have been guided by a commitment to my faith," Dyke says. "It has
instilled in me a determination to develop my talent to the
|Larry with President Ford
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