Mark Laurence LaRivière Artist —Painter & Photographer

My Artworks. Your Walls.

Or, your walls. my artworks. Beautiful either way.

My artwork Is

Powered by Color

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 artwork Is

Inspired by Nature

Although I sometimes paint outdoors (en plein air), most often I paint from photographs that I’ve personally taken. In this painting of ferns, I shot several photographs and projected one on a high resolution monitor to guide my brushwork.

My Artwork Is

Made with Imagination

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.

Meet Artist —Painter & Photographer

Mark Laurence LaRivière

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.

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.

In my digital art, paintings and photographs, I try to produce images that capture the ineffable: feelings communicated wordlessly through a visual experience. Words and stories cannot convey the feeling of a fleeting moment as instantly and powerfully as a picture.

I believe there is no better way to inspire than with a beautifully printed picture. So I make both abstract and representational images on film, or with paint and pixels that evoke feelings in me with the hope they may affect you, the observer, too.

My Artwork on Walls

Archival Giclée Reproductions

Paintings on Canvas

Photographic Reproductions

Fine Art Photos

Modern Art on Canvas, Metal, or Acrylic

Abstract Art Prints

Photography / Printing / Painting

My Specialties

Pt/Pd Photos

I capture and print museum quality photographs using the most archival process ever invented.

Custom Murals

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What People are saying…

Ryan Murphy

New Jersey, USA

“Your piece arrived on Saturday and I hung it yesterday. It’s dope! Thanks so much for your follow-up. I wanna find the right place for the next piece!”

Jassica Williams

Toronto, Canada

“Thank you for sharing yourself through your work and for bringing such happiness to me.

Sam Smithfield

Arizona, USA

“Painting arrived on time in perfect condition. Images online showed a good representation of the work. Thanks!”

Jason Willems

Antwerp, Belgium

The canvas is stunning. I need to invite more people over to see it. It was exactly what I was hoping for. The preview gave me a good idea of what to expect, but it didn’t do the painting justice. Shipping was perfect.”