BROCK LARSON (b. 1991) was raised in rural northern Wisconsin, and was fortunate to be exposed to fine art since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Brock observed his father, Jeffrey T. Larson, as well as his grandfather, Marvin Espe, paint professionally. He oftentimes worked alongside them, receiving lessons and inspiration that fueled his passion and honed his skill at creating drawings and paintings.
Since a young age, Brock has received multiple awards and recognition for his work. including:
– First place in Reading Rainbows Young Illustrators and Writers contest, winning three years in a row.
– A featured signature artist for Juvenile Diabetes Association Art Auction Gala.
– A signature artist for Miller Dwan’s ARTcetera benefit auction (All before the age of ten).
– Consecutively awarded two student scholarship awards from ARC (Art Renewal Center).
– Was selected to annually paint the Minnesota State Bar Association’s presidential portrait, published on the cover of MSBAs magazine, Bench & Bar.
Brock’s academic art training began in high school under his father with Charles Bargue copies, master copies, and cast drawings from life. Upon graduation in 2010, he moved to Minneapolis to pursue a full-time formal education from The Atelier Studio Program for five years of intensive study. Brock began teaching part-time classes in his senior year, which continued through the remaining two years of living in the Twin Cities.
Brock continues to explore the visual world in paint, searching the infinite information we see everyday with the goal of capturing the beauty of life on canvas.