Larry Dyke's Biography Continued:

...and subject matter are fueled by frequent travels to the most scenic vistas in America, often accompanied by his wife and daughter. In the fall, he travels from his home near Houston to hardwood country...Vermont, upstate New York or Tennessee.

Over the summer, he may head west to California or Colorado. Some of his scenes appear almost photographic due to his exquisite attention to detail while other works are rendered in soft, moody pastels. Dyke begins a piece with a composed sketch on a prepared hardboard surface; it is then refined until it takes his unique perspective.

His deep personal belief in Christianity is the driving force that guides Larry Dyke's life and work. In his paintings, Dyke captures not only the physical beauty of the great outdoors but also the spiritual sense of perfection he views as the handiwork of God's creation.

Every painting he creates carries a related Bible verse below his signature. "When I became a full-time artist, I was impressed to put a scriptural notation on each of my paintings," Dyke states. "It is an expression of what I think the true answer to life is."

A Native Texan, Dyke began painting professionally in 1976. His first Lithographs were released two years later and today he has produced more than 100 limited editions and a number of open edition prints. Many of these images were sold out shortly after release and all of Dyke's limited editions are now actively sought after by collectors. In recent years, Dyke has combined his love of golf with his artistic talents to create the most collected sports art in the country.

Since the sale of his first painting, Dyke's career has been an unqualified success. Dyke's art has hung in the White House and in the homes of such distinguished personalities as Steve Allen, Shirley Jones, Vincent Price and Billy Graham. His work has also hung in the Vatican. At the personal request of Pope John Paul II, Larry Dyke Painted "Sharing the Faith", a tribute to the long and important role of the Church in America.

Yet even with all the accolades for his original art as well as the immense demand for his limited edition prints, Larry Dyke continues to reach inside to strive for the excellence he sees in the natural world around him. "I believe my life and career have been guided by a commitment to my faith," Dyke says. "It has instilled in me a determination to develop my talent to the fullest."

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