2016 Artists Overview

Greg LaRock

Newport Beach, California  

In 2015 Greg LaRock was awarded Los Gatos Plein Air Second Place; Paso Art Fest Invitational Award of Excellence; Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational Artists’ Choice; Painting the Light—Here, There and Everywhere First Place; and the Maui Plein Air Invitational Artists’ Choice and Makena-Aloha Foundation Award.

In 2014 Mr. LaRock won the Laguna Plein Air Invitational Distinctive Merit Award; American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition Honorable Mention; Door County Plein Air Invitational First Place; LPAPA’s Less is More Miniature Show First Place; Viewpoints: Orange County Second Place; RayMar Art’s 7th Annual Painting Competition Top 12 Finalist; and Maui Plein Air Invitational Pacific’ O Restaurant Award.

In 2013 his show of force included Sonoma Plein Air Honorable Mention; Just Plein Fun First Place (Brush Off); Easton Plein Air Best Marine Painting; and Richmond Plein Air Quick Draw Honorable Mention, 2013.


American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
American Society of Marine Artists, Signature Member
California Art Club, Artist Member
Laguna Plein-Air Painters Association, Signature Member
Oil Painters of America
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association


Greg LaRock was profiled in Plein Air Magazine with an article on “Ideas for Better Paintings”, featured in Southwest Art’s “Artist to Watch” ­column and included in a Jack Richeson Fine Art Series book Plein Air New Mexico.