Mark Larson

Special Delivery

Oil on Panel The eruption of Mt. St. Helens is one of nature’s most special deliveries, constantly reminding us of its resilience, and it spectacular capacity for change and renewal, all in a remarkably short period of time. This view of Spirit Lake in the mid 1990’s shows the lip of


Oil on Panel While stationed in Fairbanks Alaska in the Air Force in my 20’s, I was drawn to the spectacular beauty of the snowy, frozen landscape there. The vaguely human forms in the snow in this painting remind me of hibernating people, waiting for the spring thaw to come out and p


Oil and Metal Leaf on Panel Throughout history, kingdoms have either disintegrated or prospered, due in large part to the rule of their king. The common house sparrow in this painting makes me think of the people, dependent on their king’s wisdom, resting under his watchful eye.

May Day

Oil on Panel As a young teenager, I watched out my living room window in Vancouver, WA as Mt. St. Helens erupted on a bright, clear May 18, 1980 Sunday morning. The veneer of permanence I (and the entire Northwest for that matter) had lived under suddenly vanished. The lilies and peac


Oil on Panel with Hand Carved Gilt Frame Oscar Wilde once said, “With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” I’d like to think I’m a bit wiser than I used to be, and one thing I do know is that the older I get, the more aware I become of time’s passage. This painting is a r


Oil on Panel

Sunday Afternoon

Oil on Panel