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Biography

Artist Deacon is inspired by travels throughout Canada and the U.S., and is in constant search of something new in the vastness of the North American landscape. Whether viewing the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains or the rugged coastline of the eastern seaboard, Larry ventures off the beaten path to seek out that forgotten boat, or deserted lighthouse on a foggy morning.
Larry reveals a natural artistic aptitude that expresses itself today in a contemporary realist style.
By his teenage years, Larry was successfully experimenting in water colours, pen & ink, acrylics, and oils. However, his aesthetic insistence for substantive realism led to the discovery of an old method of painting using egg tempera as a medium.
Larry demonstrated his mastery of this meticulous, and arduous painting technique by creating accurate depiction’s of his subject matter that have an inner life and personality the viewer responds to. Presently his distinctive works are done in oils, acrylics, egg tempera, or gouache and have attracted a wide audience and are sure to strike a responsive chord in new viewers.
His depiction of the Cape Hatteras Light, the tallest lighthouse in America, was recently featured on a grandfather clock issued by the Danbury Mint. And most recently he has been published through Wild Wings of Minnesota USA, featuring a limited edition of his painting “Tranquility in the Cove”.
Over the last few years, Larry has devoted his full time to painting, and in doing so, has found added inspiration through the use of oils and acrylics. His paintings have seen a sharp increase in sales with an expanding audience seeking his work due to his refined style that incorporates techniques of layering and glazing in his paints.
Larry has participated in numerous local art shows and has expanded his ventures to include the Toronto Art Expo in 2007 and also March 2008. He was accepted into the renowned McMichael Gallery’s Autumn Art Sale of 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2012 he was presented as one of the top ten artist from the previous year and in 2013 he will be presented as the top three artists from the previous year. Larry was also one of the finalists in a nation wide “Landscape” art competition in the Canadian Brushstroke Magazine.

Exhibits

  • Ottawa Art Expo  2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Ottawa New Art Festival 2013, 2014
  • Group Show Art Garden Drenthe 

"MAPLE LEAVES IN DWINGELOO" opened by the cultural attaché at the Canadian Embassy.

The Netherlands
Europe
June – Sept 2009

  • McMichael Autumn Art Sale 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Achieved Top 10 artist standing in 2011, and 2012.
  • Toronto Art Expo 2007, 2008
  • Ottawa Art Festival May 11-13 2007
  • Ottawa Art Festival's 12th Anniversary  2006 
  • Two person art show artist Larry Deacon and Leslie Dorofi “Great Canadian Landscapes” at Rothwell Gallery Oct 2005.
  • City of Ottawa’s annual juried-in Art Exhibition “Selection” at the Cumberland Gallery July 2005
  • Solo show “OUTLOOK” in March 2004 at Rothwell Gallery.
  • Art in the Park June 4 &5 2005 At Central Park in the Glebe Ottawa Ontario
  • Art in the Park June 12 & 13 2004 At Central Park in the Glebe Ottawa Ontario
  • City of Ottawa's annual juried-in Art Exhibition “Selection” at the Gloucester Art Gallery November 6 - December 2, 2003.
  • Exhibition for ArtEast's 22nd Annual Art and Photographic Exhibition at the Visual Arts Centre, Orleans Set 29 - Oct 17, 2003
  • Juried exhibition at the Gloucester Art Gallery September 3-October 1, 2003.

Awards

  • ArtEast's 22nd Annual Art and Photographic Exhibition, awarded 2nd Place for "All Lined Up" Category: Water Soluble Media, October 2003 

Publishing Contracts

Danbury Mint
47 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut
06857 USA

Wild Wings
2101 South Highway 61
Lake City, MN
55041 USA

Television appearances

News report and interview on the NEW RO evening news presenting Larry Deacon’s one man show “OUTLOOK” in March 2004 at Rothwell Gallery.

Performing a live demonstration on The NEW RO Breakfast Report of his Egg Tempera painting techniques in April 2004.