Larry Hughes’ west-coast roots form the basis for much of his work. Concentrating on watercolor landscapes, each year he works plein air in western locales. These field sketches done from remote wilderness trails form the basis for larger studio works. In recent years, Larry has been selected as Artist in Residence at six National Parks and Monuments (Guadalupe Mountains NP, Texas, 2014; Petrified Forest NP, Arizona, 2015; Zion NP, Utah, 2016; Mesa Verde NP, Colorado, 2017; Bandelier NM, New Mexico, 2018; and Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, 2019 [and again in 2020, canceled due to pandemic]). These competitive positions are highly prized because they provide in-Park housing and support, allowing for total immersion in artwork for up to 4 weeks. The painting subject is often right out the front door! Not surprisingly, these residencies have yielded a huge number of designs, happily waiting to be realized in the studio.