Larry Dyke’s official biography states that he has devoted his life’s work to the interpretation of the beaty he sees in nature. That beauty will be on display in Tomball Sept. 15, as Dyke will appear at Sallie Fisher’s Custom Frame and Art Gallery from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“He is known for his Texas landscapes, golfing series and he does a lot of inspirational pieces,” Fisher said. “He’s one of the most famous artists of our time and his work is extremely sought after.”
Dyke, who has a painting still residing at The Vatican, said his personal journey to art came as life brought other trials along the way.
“I would get in trouble with teachers for drawing when I was supposed to be paying attention, but then it was more of just something to do,” he said.
Dyke said after trying to enter medical school without success, he settled on teaching. While he loved children, something was missing. It was then that a gallery told him they had sold two of his paintings and wanted more.
“That’s when I cashed in my teacher retirement and went to work painting full time,” he said.
He believes that opportunity was a blessing from God and is why he always signs his work with a special touch.
“I always add a scripture verse,” he said. “I’m very grateful for this.”
Dyke said the Tomball area has always been kind to him and holds a special place in his heart.
“It’s always been a significant area to me,” he said. “I don’t do many public appearances anymore, but I do look forward to this one.”
Fisher said she likes to bring Dyke to the area because his works are extremely popular.
“We try to bring him in every two years,” she said. “It’s an honor to be able to get him here.”
For more information visit www.salliefisherart.com or call 281-351-5535.