Paul Scott Gallery
As a child, Larisa Aukon attended Janis Rosenthal’s Fine Art Secondary School in Latvia and was later accepted into the prestigious Latvian State Academy of Fine Arts, eventually graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts in Education. Although classically trained, Aukon has found much success in painting in her bold colorist style characterized by strong compositions, simple geometry and masterful color palettes. She moved to Boston in 1996 but was commissioned to work on a project in Arizona. She now resides and teaches painting in Flagstaff. She strives to capture the vibrancy of the red sandstone, clear blue skies and deep shadows. She is well-known for her vibrant still lifes. Aukon has paintings in numerous private and public collections in the United States, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Russian and Latvia.