Lawrence Tarpey


Lawrence Tarpey’s fantastical paintings are miniature in scale, but overflowing with colorfully vivid imagery. His dreamlike depictions are created through layers of different materials, textures and processes. While Tarpey’s Surrealist motifs are entirely of his own imagination, they echo the works of Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, and even Hieronymus Bosch. 


"I have been painting and drawing most all of my life. I like to work with oil paint, clayboard, gessoed panels, paper, canvas, encaustics and mixed media. Over the years, I have developed my own processes. During the last three decades, I have been creating images utilizing a combination of painting, drawing, etching and sanding techniques." — Lawrence Tarpey


Lawrence Tarpey lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.