Turquoise and Iris
Larry Stivers studied art for five
years at Lewis and Clark Junior, Alton, IL, SIU Edwardsville, IL. He was also a Combat Illustrator for three
years in the US Army. “I enjoy impressionism. I like to paint in bright colors,
to express how I see the South Western Landscape. I take a lot of pictures in my mind of actual
landscapes and then paint the pictures in my mind before actually starting to
transfer it on the canvas.” Larry is
also a retired firefighter, and has pastored in the Church of the Nazarene for
fifteen years. Larry encourages others
to ‘paint their feelings, use art as a way to express yourself and to use it as
a means of release, to serve others’.
Larry enjoys the Dutch and French
impressionists. The painting “Through
the Looking Glass” was the first painting he did in recovery. He sought out imagery
to paint and decided that if he wanted to heal, he would need to use bright
colors. It was a struggle but it worked for him.
Larry also crafts his own custom frames to compliment
his paintings. His original paintings and/or prints are available custom framed
or unframed. Many of his pieces are on display and available for sale at the
Veterans Art Center.
If you are interested in any of the paintings in the exhibition contact us for more information, size and pricing at the Veterans Art Center.