BROCK LARSON (b. 1991) first began drawing at a very early age under the guidance of his father, Jeffrey T. Larson as well as his grandfather, Marvin Espe. He started his approach to academic practice in high school with Charles Bargue plates, master copies, and cast drawings before moving to Minneapolis to pursue a formal education at the Atelier Program of Fine Art. He studied full-time in the twin cities for five years alongside attending workshops. In his final year of school, Brock began teaching evening classes in which he continued for two years before moving to his hometown area of Duluth, Minnesota, to help his father establish a similar studio training program, Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art. Together, they spent two years researching and designing the curriculum before eighteen months of remodeling an old catholic church into an ideal studio setting for students. Here, they currently instruct the full-time program and teach workshops. Brock’s work is represented at Collins Gallery in Orleans MA, Helena Fox Gallery in Charleston SC, and from his private studio at GLAFA Duluth, MN.
The main purpose I aim to achieve through Painting and drawing, is to promote the beautiful and simple (yet profound) truths that we experience day to day. As an artist, I find excitement and meaning within the visual world that we live in, and I hope to share that in paint to (hopefully) enhance the viewers perception and appreciation of this gift that is life.