Larry Hurst

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Larry Hurst at work

Larry Hurst III is a self-taught artist who has great difficulty with verbal communication, with reading and writing and whose skill in mathematics is limited to adding the most basic numbers.

Nevertheless, Larry is a kind, generous and outgoing person whose multi-talents, patience and determination have enabled him to create stunning paintings, and to somehow build remarkable scale models of houses -- without the mathematical ability to make measurements.

Larry grew up in Texarkana, Texas where he taught himself to paint by looking at how-to books, through intuition and by hard work. Larry now lives in Eugene where, soon after his arrival, he was invited to take part in a KindTree Artism Autism show. It was his first exhibit and he made his first sale of a painting there. Larry has gone on to show his work at venues throughout the Eugene area and to sell many other pictures. He took part in in a Lane County Fair art show and won a prize. Larry's work is popular as far away as Orange, New Jersey, where it is displayed in the Arts Unbound gallery.

Larry also continues to build scale models of houses. He created a meticulous model of the historic three-story Shelton McMurphey Johnson House to go on display at the Eugene Public Library.

Larry is a recipient of a 2014 Autism Rocks Artist Grant, supported by the Lane Arts Council to help him create his artwork.

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Artwork by Larry Hurst

Deep Purple


Deep Purple by Larry Hurst

Rainforest


Rainforest by Larry Hurst

River Cabins


River Cabins by Larry Hurst

River


River by Larry Hurst

the Coast


the Coast by Larry Hurst

Mountain Valley 2014


Mountain Valley 2014 by Larry Hurst

the Barn


the Barn by Larry Hurst

Bee


Bee by Larry Hurst

Autumn - original sold for $125


Autumn - original sold for $125 by Larry Hurst

Barn in the Snow


Barn in the Snow by Larry Hurst

A Forest Pool


A Forest Pool by Larry Hurst

Spring 2013


Spring 2013 by Larry Hurst

Summer


Summer by Larry Hurst

Winter


Winter by Larry Hurst

Autumn's Light


Autumn's Light by Larry Hurst

Basketball


Basketball by Larry Hurst

Dreaming


Dreaming by Larry Hurst

GOD


GOD by Larry Hurst

Harvest


Harvest by Larry Hurst

Madrone Forest


Madrone Forest by Larry Hurst

Portrait


Portrait by Larry Hurst

Guard Dog


Guard Dog by Larry Hurst

On My Own


On My Own by Larry Hurst

Nice House


Nice House by Larry Hurst

Monuments


Monuments by Larry Hurst

Forest's Edge


Forest's Edge by Larry Hurst

Turkey


Turkey by Larry Hurst

Mountain Valley (original sold)


Mountain Valley (original sold) by Larry Hurst

Sleigh Ride


Sleigh Ride by Larry Hurst

Snowbird


Snowbird by Larry Hurst

My House


My House by Larry Hurst

Coastal Farm


Coastal Farm by Larry Hurst

Sunrise Farm


Sunrise Farm by Larry Hurst

Flower Field


Flower Field by Larry Hurst

River Castle


River Castle by Larry Hurst

Spring in Eugene Series #1


Spring in Eugene Series #1 by Larry Hurst

Spring in Eugene Series #2


Spring in Eugene Series #2 by Larry Hurst

New Cattails


New Cattails by Larry Hurst

Distant Peak


Distant Peak by Larry Hurst

Birds


Birds by Larry Hurst

Dream Valley


Dream Valley by Larry Hurst

Dogs


Dogs by Larry Hurst

Merchandise Photo