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Why are there Bible scripture verses on the bottom right
of each of Larry Dyke's paintings below his signature?
"When I became a full-time artist, I was impressed to
put a scriptural notation on each of my paintings," Dyke states.
"It's an expression of what I think the true answer to life is."
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Larry Dyke Art
Artist Larry W. Dyke devotes 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 perspective.
His deep 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.
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 collectors.
Since the 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.
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 fullest."
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