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Judy Larson - ONE WITH -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

          ONE WITH
by Judy Larson


Limited Edition of: 1000
Image Size: 18"w x 20 1/2"h.
Published: November 2001

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Click here to explore the hidden image keys in Judy Larson's fine art.

Iyuptala: Ee-yoo-P’TAH-lah. "The Native American’s relationship with the elements, the earth and its inhabitants were viewed as 'one with.' He moved through nature as he did with his animals, not as an owner or as a subduer, but as an equal, a companion, a brother. Total trust existed between the Native American and his horse, with whom he was 'one with.' They moved together as one. They understood each other. They listened to each other. So powerful was this understanding, this respect, that the very rocks in 'One With' speak of this relationship. Nature, the animal and the Native American are as one unit. There is no question. The Native American and his horse belonged here, "one with" each other, with their Creator and with His creation."

These are the words of artist Judy Larson whose eloquence is clearly not limited to her art. Judy's passion has earned her the standing as one of America's leading artists. Her technique, the painstakingly detailed process of scratchboard, lends itself wonderfully to her art.

Judy Larson
Look Closer... The time-consuming art of scratchboard is unparalleled in its detail, allowing Judy Larson’s seamless concealment of imagery within her subject. To view the extraordinary hidden images within Larson’s work, Click here. Judy Larson always knew she was going to be an artist. She was surrounded by them as a child, and was particularly inspired by her father, a professional illustrator. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Art from Pacific Union College in Northern California, Judy Larson then spent the next 17 years as a commercial artist, illustrator and art director. In 1988, influenced by her love of nature and animals, Judy devoted her time to wildlife art. Her primary focus in each of her paintings is the animal, with the horse and wolf as a recurring subject. Larson uses a clay-coated, Masonite backed art board called Claybord®. To produce an original drawing, she paints the subject solidly with black India ink to create a silhouette. Larson then scratches away the dried ink using hundreds of X-Acto® blades and the result is a magnificent, lifelike image. Once the subject has been totally scratched, it is a finished black and white illustration, ready for Larson to add color. Larson prefers a combination of airbrush, gouache or acrylics for adding rich layers of color, with frequent rescratching for detail. For Judy Larson, whose underlying message is always passionately ecological, her medium of scratchboard, as well as her "art of concealment™," allows her "to take the viewer with me." Explains Larson, "My desire is to engage viewers on three levels: first, by revealing the beauty of animals through intricate detail; second, by concealing a hidden image that draws the viewer to examine the painting more closely and through which I can tell a story; and third, by promoting a deeper awareness of the environment on a level that will hopefully have an impact." Larson is extremely passionate about her love of wildlife and supports a number of environmental endeavors. Two books have been published featuring her work: Hidden Spirits, Search-And-Find Scenes from the American West, a Random House children’s’ book, and The Spirit Within, a coffee table book. Larson is a member of the Society of Animal Artists. She lives and works in California. For more information, visit


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