Larry Francis

Gallery Affiliations: Gross McCleaf Gallery

Region: Northeast

I have always liked buildings. When I was 7 or 8 years old, I had a stay in the hospital. I must have drawn houses a lot. My parents said, "he's going to be an architect". Well, I'm still drawing buildings.

I do love living, growing things, but I usually paint them in the man-made environment - grass sprouting in the cracks in the sidewalk, trees that manage to push their way up along railroad tracks.

I would like my work to have a sense of the life of the city, not a tourist snapshot, really of the city. I think the best thing about my work (aside from any lasting quality it may have) is that I'm out there painting right on the street and people can enjoy watching the paintings develop.