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Larry Bergman

Larry has dabbled in various art media over many years but prefers drawing in pencil and finishing in ink. At first glance his work appears to be computer generated but are all drawn by hand, one pen stroke at a time. This becomes evident when taking a closer look at each piece.
Over the years Larry has won several awards for his works and was featured in the September-October issue of Art Chowder Magazine in 2018.
For those who like details, Larry uses Micron or LePen pens on Strathmore 400 series Bristol paper to create his originals. When finished he has the originals scanned to Archival – Sunset Airdried Matte 285 G/M2 paper with Archival-Aqueous UV safe ink.
When drawing he tries to cover every square inch with a combination of black and white geometric shapes and designs, which may or may not relate to the central theme of the drawing. Those designs serve to add dimension and depth to the drawing and to draw your attention to the main subject. In some cases they are put there simply because he like the design. Strategically placed within each drawing is a predominant line that zigzags from its origin, usually at an outside boarder, and ending with my signature logo. You will also find one or more stars in each drawing as a reminder of this great country we live in. Larry does not take his freedom for granted but gives honor to those who fought so hard for that freedom. Also displayed is a checkerboard pattern which represents the good and evil we are faced with in this life on a daily basis. It’s a reminder that God has a plan for each of us who believe in Him. to someday rescue us from this world of destruction to be with Him, forever.
The themes in each of the drawings are random and complex. One has to look closely to find hidden images and designs within the drawing.
Prints are for sale and may be purchased in various sizes. For more detail visit my website at

"Clipper Ship" hand drawn pen and ink by Larry Bergman.

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