Larry Tillyer was born in Victoria, B.C. and moved with his family to Vancouver when he was a small boy. Larry is a self taught artist who began his odyssey of painting in 1987.
Larry started painting after a successful career in music playing with the likes of Bill Haley & The Comets, Ivory Joe Hunter, Earl Bostic, Tommy Chong of Cheah & Chong and Gene Vincent. After music painting took over and has been his prime interest.
His interest as an artist has always been colour and light. Impressionism is his favourite style of painting and he likes especially the way the Impressionist’s handled colour and understood and painted the light. Monet , Renoir and Henri Matisse have had an influence on his art.
Larry paints mainly in acrylics and he regularly does life drawing and plein air painting.
Larry is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and an active member of Richmond Artist’s Guild and Men in Hats..
Larry’s paintings have won many awards and they can be found in collections throughout Canada, Europe and the U.S.
My interest as an artist has always been colour, light and emotion. Impressionism is my favorite style of painting and I like specifically the way they handled colour and the way they understood and explained light. Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Sorolla, Monet, Renoir and Sargent have all had an influence on my art. My picture “Two by the Sea” makes the use of light to show the joy of the children at the beach. Also the sea is very much in keeping with impressionist brush strokes and creativity as painting is a unique creation of art.
The Plaskett Gallery is open 1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday and by appointment. It is also open before all shows and during intermissions.