Laurin McCracken

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“I interpret the real world through the medium of watercolor. While I see things as a photographer, as a painter I am able to use the medium as a tool to express how I see things. One of my goals is to help people see everyday things in a new light.

“My still life paintings are influenced by the Dutch and Flemish still life painters of the 16th and 17th Century, such as Pieter Claesz, Willem Kalf and Jan Davidz de Heem.”

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Laurin McCracken is an architect who has put the skills, learned over the years as an architect, in drawing, photographing and observing to use as a watercolorist.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he attended Auburn University, he holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University.

His award winning work has been included in juried shows across the United States. His work has been included in the Beijing Biennale in 2010 and 2012 and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition in 2010 and 2012.

He is a signature member of more than a dozen watercolor societies including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, Southern Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

His work has been published in the leading art magazines such as American Artist, Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, Artists Magazine and International Artists. His work has also been included in books such as Splash 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

His work is represented by; Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS, TX, the Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX and Greenberg Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.


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