Larry Lombardo NWS
Artist Statement N.W.S A.W.S
Putting his heart and soul into each and every painting is what Pennsylvania fine artist, Larry Lombardo has accomplished time and time again. Throughout his early years, Larry received numerous awards. National publications sought out and published his work. After graduating high school, he attended the PA College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA. Larry also went on to Lancaster Bible College to study youth ministry and counseling. His interest in the human psychology and behavior continued to grow as he moved from college to work in a drug and alcohol facility. He then moved on to work for one of the top Psychiatric Hospitals in the nation, Philhaven Hospital Pa.
After nearly a decade without painting and turning his back on his GOD given talent, Larry once again picked up his brush. Although his paintings would be viewed by the world, Larry took a more personal approach this time and painted for himself. With his experience over the last 8 years working in the mental health and psychology field, Larry was ready to pour out his idea of true life onto paper. With the stroke of his brush and each painting he did just that in a short time. He soon became one of the top watercolor artist in the world being recognized by magazines as "best of that year" and having won top awards in International shows. He has been published in contemporary art books and continues to be written about in magazines. His watercolor paintings have been featured in congressional Gala's and his art has been purchased by U.S Senators. Larry's painting have been hung in museums along side famous artist such as Andy Warhol. He also has traveled through out the United States teaching his realistic art style. He is known for bringing his figures to life and has been able to teach others his unique style for more than ten years. His students have moved on to be accepted into International juried exhibits and have also won many awards in those shows. (see student section).
Larry has branched out into painting Portrait's for such major clients as U.S. Senators and CEO's , but has the passion for anyone who wants to be painted. He loves the story of each person and tries to work that into the portrait. He is passionate about the subjects he paints and it shows. He wants his viewers to cherish life and one another. He tries to convey that everyone is special and has their own story. He hopes when you view his paintings you can grasp a moment in his subjects lives and feel what they are feeling. What makes Larry Lombardo's portrait's different from others is, he wants to portray who the person really is. He likes to find out who the person is and try to work out a composition that explains the personality of the subject. Each painting is so unique and tied to who the person is in life. Larry gives God the credit for blessing him with this special gift to paint. He also feels blessed with the ability to look deeper into life and share that love of life with the world.