Mark LaRiviere makes paintings, prints and photographs. Sometimes he combines all three in a single work.
“In college (RISD), I studied painting but later put making art on hold to pursue a career as a book publishing art director while making fine art and photographs on the side for my own enjoyment.” Mark recently recalled.
“Thirty years later, I’m painting seriously again. However, today I’m combining painting with digital graphics and photography, and therefore, producing images more from my imagination than simply from my observations.”
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I‘m always observing nature to find colors I can use in making paintings. As a result, I often find inspiration in my photographs of flowers—borrowing from nature’s own designs—to captivate the eye while still challenging the mind to look deeply. For example, in this 4′ x 4′ Zinnia painting, I mixed 12 shades of pink.
My landscape paintings are often purely imaginary. Emptying my mind (not difficult for me!), I let the brush lead the way. Without applying judgement, I observe the random marks build up as though someone else was painting them. In that process, I subtly steer them to become a recognizable image. Then, whatever emerges comes straight from my subconscious.
I take and make museum quality photographs using the most archival process ever invented.
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