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SOAR Welcomes Steven LaRose to the Visual Artists Directory!

Steven LaRose, The Insects of Ambition, 2012 Acrylic on wood, 48 x 32 inches

Steven LaRose, The Insects of Ambition, 2012
Acrylic on wood, 48 x 32 inches

Steven LaRose (b. 1963, Seattle, WA) lives, works and teaches in Talent, OR from his studio, Atelier LaRose. He received his MFA from the Claremont Graduate University, and a BFA from Whitman College. He has had solo exhibitions in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and Ashland.  His work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, ARTnews, The New Art Examiner, and The Chicago Tribune. LaRose has been included in several publications, and reviews of his work can be found online:
A Thousand Living Painters, 2012
Bodies in Space, Artist of the Month, 12/31/10
The Pablo Picasso Club, 02/12/09
Lost at E Minor, 09/13/08
Eva Lake Studio Visit, 03/04/08
Jacques de Beaufort, 11/10/07

His blog is educational, entertaining and chock full of his own paintings and links to the work of his students. He has given us permission to syndicate his posts here at Art Matters! so you can read them as part of the flow of content contributed by southern Oregon artists, galleries and art organizations. Just look under Artists Posts in the Menu at the top to find Atelier LaRose and click to find a list of his recent posts.

An art teacher and career coach, Steven has some fabulous testimonials from students on his website:

“. . . the most influential teacher. . . I gained lessons that have helped me in all avenues of my life, not just my work.”
Wolfen Moodaughter

“Steve LaRose has been a great influence in both my professional career and my own art.  His guidance and insight into art as a career is invaluable.
-Steve Furnett, Exhibitions Manager Lake County Forest Preserve

“It is not easy to find adjunct faculty with the breadth and depth of scholarship and artistic ability that Steve has.  He brought to the classroom a solid understanding of design principles and concepts, technical skill, conceptual challenges, and high expectations for his students. . .  Student evaluations rated his teaching ability as excellent.”
Peg Sjogren Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, Southern Oregon University

“LaRose has it all — the hand, the eye, the brains, the savvy, the heart for artistic rendering, multi-media production and all that entails the intellectual and personal discussion of art.”
M. A. Greenstein, Ph.D., R.Y.T.

We are very grateful to have such a creative and personable talent represented in our directory, and apologize for being remiss in extending him a warm and sincere welcome (he’s been listed at SOAR for a month now! Time does fly…). To learn more about Steven, see more of his work, explore his art instruction offerings and class calendar, and to make your own connection with him please visit his new listing at SOAR HERE!



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