Larry DeGraff

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    Larry DeGraff

     

    Oil 18 x 14

    The Potter by Larry DeGraff was awarded First Place in the August 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    Larry DeGraff made the leap to fine art after many years as a greeting card artist for Hallmark Cards. He studied illustration and figurative painting at the Kansas City Art Institute and has taken workshops with Matt Smith, Ned Mueller, Phil Starke, Bob Rohm, Joshua Been, John Lasater and Dave Santillanes. 

    Larry paints mostly the landscape but is also inspired to paint still life and figurative pieces. He paints both in the studio and outdoors or "en plein air" and finds that painting from life is essential.  Many of his paintings are of humble scenes that reflect his midwest roots. Whether it's buildings and vehicles haunted with memories, clear, rocky streams or majestic mountains, Larry strives to paint the light as he sees it. 

    Larry is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society and the Heart of America Artists. His work has earned many national and regional awards and been featured in Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine.

     

     

    Select Awards

    • Best Figurative, NOAPS, Best of America Exhibition, Park City, UT 2019
    • 1st Place, BoldBrush Painting Competition, August 2019
    • Best of Show, Fresh Gallery Annual Juried Show, Springfield, MO 2019
    • Award of Excellence, NOAPS Small Painting Show, Fredericksburg, TX 2019
    • Best of Show, Gateway International Painting Competition, Sept 2018
    • Best Figurative, 8th Annual Plein Air Salon, August-September 2018
    • 1st Place, Stems Plein Air, Overland Park, KS 2018
    • Best of Show, The Rice Gallery Juried National Plein Air Show, Overland Park, KS, 2018
    • 1st Place, The Illinois River Salon, Fayetteville, AR 2017
    • 2nd Place Oil & Acrylics, Richeson 75 Small Works, Juried Exhibition,  Kimberly, WI, 2017
    • SourceTek Best Miniature, Plein Air Rockies Juried Event, Estes Park, CO, 2016
    • Best of Show, Lines Into Shapes Exhibition, Estes Park, CO, 2015
    • 3rd Place, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2015


    Select Exhibitions

    • National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society "Best of America", Park City, UT, 2019
    • National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Small Painting Show, Fredericksburg, TX, 2019
    • Oil Painters of America Eastern Exhibition, Annapolis, MD, 2018
    • The American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, 2018
    • National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Small Painting Show, Nashville, TN, 2018
    • Richeson 75 Small Works, Juried Exhibition, Kimberly, WI, 2017
    • National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Miniature Show, Parkville, MO, 2017
    • Oil Painters of America 25th National Exhibition, Dallas, TX, 2016
    • Oil Painters of America 24th National Exhibition, St Augustine, FL, 2015
    • Salon International, Southwest Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2014
    • Miniatures and More Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, NM, 2014
    • Oil Painters of America Eastern Exhibition, Annapolis, MD, 2013
    • Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition, Petosky, MI, 2013
    • Salon International, Southwest Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2013

     

    Invitational and Juried Plein Air Events

    • Estes Valley Plein Air Juried Event, Estes Park, CO 2019
    • The Eureka Springs Plein Air Invitational, Eureka Springs, AR 2019
    • Plein Air Rockies Juried Event, Estes Park, CO 2016
    • Plein Air Rockies Juried Event, Estes Park, CO 2015
    • Plein Air Rockies Juried Event, Estes Park, CO 2014
    • The Crested Butte Invitational, Crested Butte, CO 2014
    • Telluride Plein Air Juried Event, Telluride, CO 2014
    • Plein Air Rockies Juried Event, Estes Park, CO 2013

     

    Judgeships

    • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall Online Show 2019
    • Artists of Northern Arkansas Annual Exhibition, Fayetteville, AR  2017
    • Plein Air on the White River, Cotter, AR 2015
    • Heartland Artists Exhibition, Merriam, KS 2014

     

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