Larisa Aukon

Website
www.aukonlarisa.com
Medium
Oil Water Media

“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. ”

Larisa’s extensive education and natural talents allow her to create masterfully mixed and layered palettes supported by a framework of balanced compositions. There is a true skill required to mix color that few artists fully possess—Larisa possesses this ability in abundance. She fills her canvases with bold strokes of rich pigment that capture the ever-changing hues of natural light. The original tones seep through later paint additions, creating depth and brilliance that have become hallmarks of her work.

From a very young age, Larisa received intensive art training in her native Latvia. She was accepted to the prestigious Janis Rosenthal’s Secondary Art School in Riga. It was and still is a very well-known school for especially talented children. One had to pass a series of extensive academic and art exams in order to be accepted. Along with only 9 other students selected for this exclusive program, Larisa, in addition to a full academic course load, had up to 20 art-related lessons per week from the time she was 12 until she turned 18. After high school, she was accepted into the Latvian State Academy of Fine Arts in Riga from which she graduated with a master’s degree.

Today, Larisa calls Arizona her home where she spends her time painting and filling many of her requested teaching jobs.

Her works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Canada, England, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Latvia and Russia.