Friday, September 4, 2015

Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art: RADIANCE

Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art, Moondust, Oil on Linen Diptych, 36" x 36" (x2)

Arriving in the American Southwest, the explosion of color in the landscape took artist Larisa Aukon’s breath away. A child prodigy, Larisa had been creating artwork since the time she could hold a brush, and our endless panoramas inspired her to start imbuing the warm rich hues of her adopted home into her work. The bold strokes of color, balanced compositions and changing hues of light, hallmarks of the artist, catapulted Aukon to fame and are evident in every lush, brilliant natural and urban landscape she creates.

Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art

In early 2014, Mirada Fine Art started representing Ms. Aukon exclusively in Colorado. A few months later, her first solo exhibit in our state ignited local collectors’ interest and proved incredibly successful. On September 22nd, Larisa returns with her latest richly pigmented and layered masterpieces. The collection created for this exhibit is entitled ‘Radiance,’ and viewers will immediately understand why. Each piece reflects her passion to express the inner pulse underlying nature.

Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art, Sidewalk Memories, Oil on Linen, 30" x 40"

Often featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Cowboys and Indians magazines, Aukon’s well-deserved reputation stems from a tremendous amount of talent, dedication and training. Larisa attended the prestigious and highly competitive Janis Rosenthal Art School in Riga, Latvia as a child and continued on to receive her Master’s degree from the Latvian Academy of Fine Arts. An inner compulsion and instinctive connection drew her to the United States. Fifteen years ago, she landed in Arizona where a cousin’s family lived. After the relatively monochromatic landscape of her native Baltic region, the American Southwest lifted Aukon’s spirit and talent to a new level, immediately garnering fame and recognition in the art world.

Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art, Regent of the Sky, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36"

Not technically a plein air artist, Larisa does extensive pencil and color sketches before ever beginning a painting in her studio. Then she paints…combining impressions, imagination, feelings and memories. Whether depicting wide open landscapes, narrow streets or snowy nighttime scenes, her powerful strokes of layered radiant color supported by strong composition will transport you and remind you why we choose to live in Colorado.

Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art, Heirloom Orchard, Oil on Linen, 24" x 30"

Larisa Aukon unveils her latest work at an artist reception on Saturday, September 19 from 6-9pm at Mirada Fine Art.  We certainly hope you will join us.  The exhibition will run from September 19th through October 11th.

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