Resume-STEVE LARSON-ARTIST-PAINTER-PRINTMAKER(page 4 of 4)
1991 to 1997-CHANNEL 34 - PUBLIC TV, South Bend, IN.--Several themes of the Artists' watercolor paintings featured four times.
1985-The BILL DARWIN SHOW, Interviewed as a featured guest after receiving the BEST of SHOW AWARD given at the Elkhart Art Leagues' Annual Spring Show and competition.
1977-WNDU TV- CHANNEL 16, South Bend, IN.--Personal Live interview in the Mayors' office where my watercolor painting of African-American boys playing basketball in a downtown vacant-lot was hanging on loan. Painting was purchased by a Savings and Loan in South Bend.
1980s-RADIO Interviews, Two live interviews at Michigan Art Fairs.
STUDIO RENOVATIONS & CONSTRUCTION by Artist:
2003-PAINTED HORSE STUDIO moved back to Westcliffe, CO. Added 900 sq. ft. of Garage/Metal Shop and Storage for Children's Books to existing Studio Building.
2000-1999-PAINTED HORSE GALLERY & STUDIO, Pueblo, CO.--Purchased 105 yr. old empty vandalized brick 2 story, 4,800 sq. ft. commercial building and began renovation for use as Gallery, Studio and Residence. Envisioning utilizing interior/exterior restorations as examples of the artists' decorative painting and /or tile work with examples of fine art hanging in the Gallery.
1996-1997-PAINTED HORSE GALLERY (formerly, Shooting Star Studio), Westcliffe, CO.: Designed Swedish cordwood, post and beam log style house and constructed all but foundation, roof and post/beam framing. Built separate Studio structure out of 50% recycled wood from the ground up and installed wind/solar power system with generator back-up.
1986 to 1996-Faith Lutheran CHURCH STUDIO, North Liberty, IN.--Purchased 5,500 sq. ft. brick abandoned church building to renovate and use as Studio and Residence.
1974 to 1977-ANTIQUE ALLEY CAFÉ, Brown County, IN.--Created a rustic Café interior (board and batten) and furnishings (handmade nail-keg stools for round pine tables) in leased retail space where art-works (mostly food paintings and still-life paintings) could be exhibited. Also renovated during this time period was a 100 yr. old farm house and barn which was converted partially into studio space.
The Artist as a child began stripping and repainting machinery in a factory part-time on weekends with his 1 year older brother when he was ten yrs. old. The employment continued part-time to supplement income from art-work for over twenty years. During that time the factory changed colors inside and out four times (including most machinery)...and also painted were the homes of many employees.
With age Mr. Larson turned his abilities more toward decorative painting (see "Decorative" link on website) which required skills more aligned with his Fine Art interests and utilized knowledge about handling many paint types acquired over the years. Surfaces include: doors, cupboards, furniture, walls, floors and ceilings and also DECORATIVE MURALS.
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