Lawrence Tarpey


I am an artist and longtime resident of Lexington, Kentucky. I have been painting and drawing seriously for over two decades. In recent years, I have been creating images utilizing a combination of painting, drawing, etching and sanding techniques. I work with oil, graphite, encaustic, clayboard, gessoed wood panels, paper, canvas and mixed mediums. I also have spent the last few years manipulating my paintings and drawings digitally. I do use studies, but not very frequently.

Over time I have developed my own process, one that helps me create the fertile environment I need for my images “to grow” and reveal themselves. I develop, and sometimes deconstruct and redevelop, images until everything clicks. My process is obsessive and often very labor intensive.

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