“Painting was probably not on my bucket list, but thanks to our daughter it has become an important and rewarding part of my daily life. Following her tip about free classes at State Universities for seniors, I started three years of oil painting and watercolor study, followed by three years of study in Nashville. Imagine my shock and utter disbelief when I sold the first painting near the end of my first year of study at a gallery in Nashville for $1,800! That was the beginning of my art career – the year was 2004 and my age was 66.
Having been a never-gave-up-my-day-job musician, playing in bands and piano bars from Boston to Bangkok for most of my adult life, I was initially interested in doing Jazz paintings, and music is still my primary painting theme. Later, I branched out into Abstracts, and then Landscapes, and Floras.”
- Larry Martin