John Larriva is an artist I recently found on Youtube, and he quickly became one of my favorite artists. It wasn’t hard for me to quickly make space for him at the top of my long list. His work is simply amazing to me. I’ve been closely studying his work ever since. I could sit and stare at one of his paintings for days, I swear, and still not take all the detail in. I wish I could see larger photos of his work or better yet, see one up close, in person. Maybe some day I’ll be lucky enough to own one of his masterpieces. Perhaps sooner than later because I just found his Etsy shop..oooooh!! 🙂 I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it happens because I’ll be so ecstatic, I’ll be screaming about it from the rooftops.
About this featured artist series: I pretty much always keep my nose to the grindstone, and rarely look up from my own work. I’m so busy in my studio, who has time for anything else? That’s what I used to think, anyway, but I want to change that a bit, and spend 2017 exploring other artists’ work. My thinking is this.. maybe by understanding what makes other artists tick, I can better understand myself, and why art is so important to me. I hate the thought of keeping these gems all to myself, so I thought I’d share them with you. Look for new posts every Thursday.