Dawson County Arts Unlimited, Inc.

SHIRLEY LARSEN

 

Featuring the original works of Shirley Larsen of Glendive, Montana.

      Shirley was born in North Dakota but moved to Glendive, Montana in 1969. She attended Dakota Lutheran High School in Minot, North Dakota, and graduated from Minot State University with a degree in Elementary ducation in 1975.

     She began her career in art as child where she enjoyed drawing paper dolls and designing paper clothing for them. She continued her interests in art in high school and was the art editor for her school annual as a senior. She also sought private classes with many Montana artists, including Floyd Smith, Jackie Schultz, Bernadine Fox, Bob Watts, Helene Thayes and Marilyn Hughes.

     Shirley started using oil as her preferred medium but later moved to using acrylics and watercolor. She enjoys painting flowers the most, but also landscapes and rustic farm scenes. She particularly enjoys painting mountains. Shirley is an active member of the Dawson County Arts Unlimited Gallery in Glendive and has her work displayed here, as well as the Cloudcraft Arts and Gifts Gallery located in Cloudcraft, New Mexico. She has also participated in a number of regional juried shows, including those at the Mondak Heritage Center in Sidney, Montana.

 
All images Copyright 2007

Mountain by the Lake "Mountain by the Lake"
Original watercolor painting, 12" x 16", matted and framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or for additional information regarding other works by Shirley. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

 

Homestead and Fence "Homestead and Fence"
Original watercolor painting, 14" x 18", matted and framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or for additional information regarding other works by Shirley. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.
 

Barn and Cans "Barn and Cans"
Original watercolor painting, 14" x 18", matted and framed. Contact the DCAU Gallery today for information regarding the purchase of this original art piece, or for additional information regarding other works by Shirley. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.