Meet featured artist, Lawrence (Larry) Jolly!
Jolly's artwork is on display now through the end of June at our Northwest location, 13435 Hwy 183 Ste 415, Austin, TX.
Lawrence Jolly grew up in San Antonio and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained his BFA in Graphic Design. After working in both agency and corporate environments as a designer he founded Jolly Design, an award-winning graphic design and branding company that served the Austin area for 25 years.
Following the economic recession and a period of personal upheaval, Jolly began to redefine himself in 2010. He enrolled in an informal painting class at the University of Texas, where he picked up a paintbrush again for the first time in 30 years. From that point forward, Jolly thrust himself into the medium in order to learn as much as possible. He began training with American artist Thomas Darnell in France, and English artist Edward Povey, among others.
In 2016, Jolly decided to hang up his graphic design career and become a painter. He has been able to parlay his graphic design expertise into a successful career as an artist. "With painting, there are no restraints," he explained, "you have to create your own problem and then go solve it."