Turquoise & Iris

Turquoise and Iris, A solo exhibition of paintings by L.J. Stivers. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and we'll even have the game on the big screen.
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.

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