Larry Berko was born and raised in New Jersey. He received a BFA in painting from Washington University, St Louis, MO, while studying with a university sponsored program in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He received an MFA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Larry taught design and drawing classes at Douglas College, NJ, before moving to CA to work as a structural & graphic designer, then art director before starting Sunset Design Associates.
Larry Berko exhibits in New Jersey, California, St Louis, MO, Mexico, and locally at Sargent's Fine Art and Art Maui.
"My paintings are a combination of caprice and control. Fracture is important. Random marks, sloshed paint, or a scratched surface can be as significant as the carefully rendered. The scribble and the refined. I often work with images drawn from the ocean community of my home in Maui. The narrative I have created is left to the viewer's interpretation. The viewer should see the paint as much as the image."
- Larry Berko
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