Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, premieres the sale of limited edition, signed, and numbered prints featuring Boyertown’s main street created by watercolor artist David Larson on Friday, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at an opening reception featuring the pottery of Ken Standhardt.
The original watercolor painting was commissioned by Building a Better Boyertown (BBB). Proceeds from the sale of the prints created from the watercolor will benefit BBB and serve as a commemorative item celebrating Boyertown’s 150th anniversary. Boyertown Publishing created the prints from Larson’s original watercolor.
Two sizes will be available: large - signed and numbered by the artist ($40) and small ($20). Custom framing options and packages are available through Garshell Arts and Frame, Gilbertsville.
Larson taught painting for 40 years at the Boyertown Area Senior High School and art education at Kutztown University for 4.5 years.
His architectural paintings and landscapes have appeared in numerous galleries, including the Golden Door Gallery in New Hope; Berks Art in Reading; the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, N.J.; Blue Sky Gallery in Pittsburgh; and the Philadelphia Sketch Club exhibits.
Locally, his artwork has been shown in numerous venues, including Studio B. One of his most popular paintings, “A Special Kind of Place,” appears as a mural painted by artist Robert L. Williams on the side of the building at the Reading Avenue entrance to Boyertown’s inner core parking lot.
This painting, which features a view of Boyertown’s spring landscape from a porch, is one of a series of four paintings depicting the town during each season of the year. Winter is featured in a snow scene of South Reading Avenue and the historic Boyertown Inn. His painting of fall in Boyertown showcases the community’s main corner in preparation for its annual Halloween parade.
Prints were created and are available for each of the seasons. Larson’s detailed watercolor paintings as well as his botanical paintings and paintings and studies of the Sacred Oak Tree in Oley Township can be found in the homes of his many patrons.