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LARRY SEILER
Laona, Wisconsin - United States



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Artist Statement

Painting is first and foremost an obsession and passion, not based upon sales, notoriety, nor convenience. I am most fully alive when painting, and every part of my being feels most engaged in actively celebrating life. When searching, perhaps even "hunting" for a place to set up and paint...I have learned to trust and give way to my instincts. There is this need to go beyond all the trappings of information overload that lesser experienced painters get caught up in when painting on location. I am intent to hone in, locate...and find those few elements that demanded of me, "Paint me!" What I call a process of finding the, "ah-HAH!" What is it that spoke of beauty? How is beauty hiding itself? Modestly dressed in nature's subtleties? Camoflaged behind an explosion of color and distraction? The plein air painter finds beauty often in the mundane and ordinary, and a new sense of mission to awaken the public's eyes. A public caught in the routine of daily obligations; whisking along burdened, pressed, and weighed down with cares. People unaware that losing that sense of thanksgiving for the gift of living, caught in the cares of life...leads to depression, stress, and a feeling of being "the living dead." It becomes a crusade...as I said earlier, a sense of a mission thru paint to shout, "Hey! Wake up! Look at what you've been missing!" I find often when painting along roadsides, people ...   Read More

Original Artworks (4)

Larry Seiler; Last Snows of Ginny Creek, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 While much of the country was beginning to enjoy a sense of spring, northern Wisconsin received its typical last ten inches of snow.  It was beautiful for painting and I stood with my portable easel knee deep along Ginny Creek in Oneida County to capture this one. ...
Larry Seiler
Original Oil Painting, 2005
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Larry Seiler; Summer Color Dance, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 8 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 Last light of the day with all its energy and drama on a lovely wooded meadow.  Painted from a portable easel set up on location. ...
Larry Seiler
Original Oil Painting, 2004
8 x 6 inches (20.3 x 15.2 cm)
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Larry Seiler; UP Shores Pictured Rocks ..., 2005, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Completed instudio from onlocation sketches from my frequent visits to the Pictured Rocks of upper Michigan.  One of my favorite of places to visit. ...
Larry Seiler
Original Oil Painting, 2005
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Larry Seiler; Presque Isle of Marquette..., 2003, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Plein air painted on the beaches north of Marquette in upper Michigan.  Part of the Wetmore Landing tract along Lake Superior shores.  The island is a popular recreation spot for swimmers, but not in June when this work was done. The average temperatures are about 47 to ...
Larry Seiler
Original Oil Painting, 2003
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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