Larry Oskin : Beauty Savant

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In learning about Mr. Oskin, and his art, I am fascinated by how he has studied art, and different aspects of art, and has grown in his art (including fine art photography), as a result of this study of creativity. And, yet, he is not limited by mere knowledge of the craft, but is able to express himself and interpret and seek out the beauty around him and present it to us, in his own brand of expression of art.

Come, let's learn about Mr. Larry Oskin, and his art...

When did you first decide that you wanted to be an artist?

I always loved art, "coloring," drawing, and painting. I actually wanted to become an artist from a very young age. With the encouragement of family and mentorship from my second grade art teacher, I had my first one-man show when I was only seven years old in the hallways of the George Washington Elementary School in Kenmore, New York. I always excelled in my creative art and writing classes. I studied drawing, painting, and design in junior and senior high school, where I was able to major in commercial art. I pursued as many extracurricular art courses as possible through high school, during college, and after graduating from college. I was often recognized as the lead artist at school and community events. My artwork was often shown at local shopping malls and art galleries. From a young child throughout college, my artwork was often published in the local newspapers.

What was your first art creation?

I always loved coloring in kids' coloring books and on blank sketch pads. With encouragement, crayons, papers and coloring books from my mother, I feverishly started my own first art creations. I even faked being sick at times, knowing my rewards would be new crayons, coloring books and art supplies. With childhood birthday and holiday presents came oil paints, canvas, brushes and pencils which started me on a long path of portrait and landscape oil paintings.

What was your first memorable art piece?

My first major memorable art piece was a large tempera painting of a cityscape that I created in 9th grade. This piece won first place honors with numerous community art show prizes. My second major art creation was when, with the approval of my high school art teacher, I tore down a huge linen window shade to frame and make a large painting canvas – bigger than anything that was available in the art stores. This became my first notable non-objective abstract expressionism study, which really led me to begin to study color and field theory throughout high school and college.

I studied realism, objective abstract expressionism, non-objective abstract expressionism, commercial and fine art photography as well as color and field theories. I created endless oil paintings at a young age, moved on to a series of tempera, oil and acrylic paintings in high school and college. I then worked very hard at, studying fine art ceramics, abstract sculpture, commercial graphic design, serigraphy, drawing, and fine art photography, while maintaining a very similar "style," look, feel, and image to all of my works since the early college years.

Please describe "A Day in the Life of Larry Oskin, Artist Extraordinaire."

Today, I remain endlessly inspired to create new fine art photography and artwork. I carry around a camera whenever possible, especially on weekends, vacations, and special business trips … always looking to capture something new and exciting. I am not a coffee drinker, yet I wake up by 5:30 AM to begin my daily work by about 6 AM each day. I regularly set up studio and location photography session with models, since I love to celebrate the beauty of women, landscapes, flowers, animals, and life. I do love to watch sunrises and sunsets – as two of my most favorite things! I also hold down a full-time career position as president of my own marketing, advertising, and PR agency, which specializes in the beauty, salon, spa and medical industries. So, as a daily work practice and in any free time, I strive to find beautiful objects, people, cities and sights to inspire my new artistic creations. I dedicate full days and weeks to special projects – whether photographing spring flowers, animals, or beautiful women in glamorous poses. I truly do remain extremely inspired to help women look and feel better about themselves through my artwork.

What do you do with your art?

I have recently launched Art Beautique as a virtual art gallery. I share my artwork at art galleries and special events, where I have been honored as the "featured artist." I currently sell my artwork through community art galleries and at special charitable events. I have donated plenty of artwork to help raise money for worthy causes. I give away more artwork than I sell, since I sincerely love the pleasure and rewards of having others enjoy my artwork.

In learning about Mr. Oskin, and his art, I am fascinated by how he has studied art, and different aspects of art, and has grown in his art (including fine art photography), as a result of this study of creativity. And, yet, he is not limited by mere knowledge of the craft, but is able to express himself and interpret and seek out the beauty around him and present it to us, in his own brand of expression of art.

What are your plans for the future?

I am always very inspired by beauty! I have plans to shoot a few new series celebrating music, glamour, romance and spa couples this year and next year. I will be the featured artist at two Fairfax Virginia Art Galleries in May this year. I will participate in monthly art exhibits and special events sponsored by the Fairfax Art League as well as several other Washington DC area art leagues. I will exhibit my works again in Hawai'i in January 2013. I hope to someday be represented by an art agent as well as to have my artwork sold in national art gallery chains and on cruise ships. I am now making myself available to create customized artwork for homes and businesses. I will photograph you, your facility, your special services and models while turning each photography session into original frameable artwork to decorate your walls.

The newest Art Beautique Images Collections celebrate the beauty of women, flowers, cityscapes, salon and beautycare services. Through a special photo impressionism technique, Art Beautique images actually look like impressionistic paintings, using bright, bold and vivid colors. My Art Beautique work is very stylized. I believe that professional fine art photography remains one of our best artistic forms of creative media and visual expression. Through the fine art of photography, we are able to share what we can see, sense and feel, yet not touch! With photography, we can share the instant of a beautiful sunrise, sunset and cloud, which may only otherwise be a mere quick memory. With fine art photography, we are able to enjoy the memory of smiles, happiness, sorrow, love, warmth, friendship, beauty and spirit as well as to remember the unique joy we may have experienced from a complete array of emotions. A picture may only be worth 1000 words, while little else will compare when you are able to capture any special moment in time!


In the words of Larry Oskin, from his main site, "My Art Beautique artwork is very stylized. I believe that photography remains one of our best artistic forms of creative media and visual expression. Through the fine art of photography, we are able to share what we can see, sense and feel, yet not touch!"

Connecting with Larry Oskin :

Artist Site :larry-oskin.pixels.com/
Gallery :larry-oskin.artistwebsites.com/galleries.html
FB Page :facebook.com/ArtBeautique




4 comments…
  • July February 22, 2015, 8:01 am

    The first painting I got in my house is the painting of Levitan – The Golden Autumn. Since then I started painting class. Now I’m thinking about future plan, thank you for sharing yours.

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  • Jessica Williams August 20, 2015, 2:12 am

    Soothing music plays softly in the background as your massage therapist begins to work away the stress of your busy day-to-day responsibilities, in a relaxing quiet atmosphere… Thanks for sharing this post. 🙂

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  • Most Beautiful Women May 30, 2016, 3:46 am

    I even faked being sick every now and then, knowing my rewards would be new crayons, coloring books and art provides.

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  • Most Beautiful Women January 21, 2017, 10:14 pm

    This is Really great post i really like to read this its all about the facts of great post Thanks for sharing great post.

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