PV Arts Board
Larry Brecker is the Paradise Valley Artist-in-Residence for 2023-2024
CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST
Larry Brecker, a New York native, is a life-long photographer. His interest grew while traveling extensively in Europe during his medical school training in Geneva, Switzerland. With his medical degree in hand, Brecker chose Tucson for his internship and fell in love with Arizona.
Four years of dermatology specialty training in Oklahoma introduced him to pathology and the importance of subtle differences in detail, color, and texture, which is crucial for diagnosis of skin diseases. He learned to look at the big picture; then to dial into the microenvironment. Throughout his forty years in practice, he isolated problem tissue and examined it under the microscope for diagnosis. In his art, he isolates with his camera and dials into the subject on the screen to reveal its subtle essence.
The body of work at Brecker’s Town of Paradise Valley Solo Exhibition shows his evolution and transition through various photographic techniques over the last 20 years.
Brecker’s newly released photographic art book Desert Inspired will be available for signings at all shows this year.
My desert garden in Paradise Valley, AZ and mountain garden in Ouray, CO solidiﬁed my love for exploring the intimate world of ﬂowers. My emotional reaction to ﬂora and the environs determines how I approach the photograph and then my artwork.
Often, I have just a ﬂeeting moment to capture the light for a perfect shot. Once I have chosen the best image from multiple exposures; I enjoy taking artistic liberty to create a painterly effect to my images.
I feel excitement as I apply my unique techniques. A complex mix of light and shadows, strength and softness, with bright and muted colors, add depth and texture to my art. I hope my emotional involvement with my ﬂoral subjects brings joy to collectors as they live with my art in their homes.
Brecker's work may also be viewed on his website: BreckerArts.com
Agendas & Minutes
PV Arts Board Overview
The PV Arts Board advises the Town Council concerning planning and display of art works in the Town Hall Complex. The Committee helps to create and sustain a cultural and artistic environment which encourages local artists, collectors, and gallery owners to participate in educational and exhibition projects within the Town.
|Laura Paquelet-Carpinelli, Chair||April 2025|
|Phyllis Barbee||April 2024|
|Carol Brecker||April 2026|
|Kathy Duley||April 2026|
|Kim Kunasek||April 2026|
|Marianne Mallia||April 2024|
|Beth McRae||April 2026|
|Natalie Montenegrino||April 2026|
|Janie Russo||April 2024|
|Joe Sacco||April 2026|
|Colleen Steinberg||April 2026|
|Ellen Uhl||April 2026|
|Anna Thomasson, Council Liaison|