Loran Speck: Contemporary Realism



California born artist Loran Speck draws the inspiration for his still life paintings from the realist artists of the Renaissance such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Rubens. Indeed, many say his artistic talents surpass the great Dutch Masters with his brilliant use of light and color. With incredible detail, Speck creates images that look as if you could reach into the painting and take out the objects. Glistening water drops appear to actually be there - causing some to want to wipe the water away.


From left to right: Jar with Pears and Grapes, oil on linen, 22" x 18"; Earthenware, Pewter, and Apples, oil on linen, 24" x 18"; Spanish Water Jug and Oranges, oil on linen, 26" x 19"; Arch with a View, oil on linen,28" x 22"

Speck's artistic flair extends to the museum-quality frames that encase his art as well. Gilded in 22 kt. gold leaf and hand carved in his own framing and gilding studio, each frame is in itself a work of art.

Speck has been honored with feature articles and covers in many of today's major art magazines. Most notable are USArt (October 1989), American Artist (February 1994), Art of the West (January/February 1996) and Southwest Art (January 1987 & March 1998).


Oranges, Lemons, and Strawberries,oil on masonite, 7 1/2" x 14 1/2"; Plums with Berries on a Ledge; oil on masonite, 6" x 12"

Loran Speck has been showing his art work in his Northern California studio gallery for over 25 years. The Loran Speck Gallery, located in the heart of quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, features a variety of media by the artist: original oils, watercolor contés, charcoals and etchings. Also available: framed limited edition Giclée prints, Photoprints, and hand signed posters. Exceptional mirrors adorn the walls of his gallery, hand made at his Framing and Gilding studio.

Tangerines on a Branch in Oriental Bowl, oil on Masonite, 12" x 20"

Mr. Speck participates in many events and exhibitions with the Altermann and Morris Galleries in Dallas, Houston, Santa Fe and Hilton Head Island. And, as of January 1998, Speck is very pleased to announce the showing of his work in Galerie Les Merveilles, St. Paul de Vence, France. To learn more about the art of Loran Speck, please feel free to call or e-mail his gallery to get a complete listing of future shows. Phone: 831.624.3707; E-Mail: speck@mbay.net

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