Larisa Aukon

Larisa Aukon

Painter – Landscape

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Painter Landscape

"I truly believe there is an inner "pulse" that runs through everything, mostly unseen but more often felt. I can think of no greater artistic inspiration than identifying this current and holding it in my heart long enough to translate it to canvas. I search for that perfect moment where everything falls into place inspirationally and technically. From that point on, I paint voraciously as if time is running out on me. "

I paint powerful, compelling expressionist images of both natural and urban landscapes, infusing everyday objects with spiritual qualities, bringing my subjects alive. Within each painting I strive to ‘capture the unseen spirit that exists in the wild,’ and thus the perfection and diversity that surrounds us. The world we live in is fascinating to me, and this fascination becomes palpable when I apply paint to canvas.

For me, the creative process is intimate and personal, and to paint I must completely immerse myself in the subject. I spend ample time out in the field working on compositional sketches and plein air preliminary paintings before I ever set foot in my studio. I need to thoroughly know my subject before I start painting. I have to see it, feel it, and be connected to it. To paint a landscape, I have to experience it.

Above all, my art is fueled by the beauty I am able to see in the world and my dedication to preserving that beauty so that others are able to see its power and potential as well. My greatest hope is that my art captures the imagination of the audience, forcing them to really pay attention to the world around them and to listen closely to what nature is whispering to us all. I truly believe there is an inner 'pulse' that runs through everything, mostly unseen but more often felt. I can think of no greater artistic inspiration than identifying this current and holding it in my heart long enough to translate it to canvas.
-Larisa Aukon

Larisa Aukon was featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Cowboys and Indians, Magazine, Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine and in a recently published book Contemporary Art of The Southwest. Bursting onto the national art scene with numerous solo exhibitions and many top awards, her works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the US, Canada, England, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Latvia and Russia.

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