Larkins Art Exhibit

Larkins_Bella VeneziaThe work of Monroe artist David Larkins, “Abstract Realism: Perspective of God’s Creation,” will be on display in the IHM Motherhouse Gallery Feb. 20-March 31.

Larkins has always been intrigued by the luminosity and transparencies found in watercolor and acrylic media.

He says, “I believe an artist must experience the painting – absorb the surroundings, the atmosphere and completely connect with the subject matter before the first brush stroke is applied. My style is described as ‘Abstract Realism’ and my strength is found in the composition.

“I’m drawn to diverse subject matter that challenges viewers to see abstraction in the ordinary – to meld the ‘real’ world with the ‘abstract.’

“I consider it my role to introduce viewers to different levels of awareness and appreciation.”

There will be an opening reception on Monday, Feb. 20, 5:30-7 p.m. All are welcome. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. For more information about the exhibit, contact Sharon Venier at 734-240-9754 or