New York Series Paintings    Gallery 1 (recent works)       Gallery 2 (2009 -2012)       Gallery 3 (older works)
This gallery contains images that I’ve painted since moving to New Rochelle, NY. in 2004. The outer boroughs of New York City are full of fascinating sites and I continue to be attracted to the urban waterways, infrastructure and relics from our not too distant industrial past.

The areas that I paint are in flux, there’s an ever-changing nature to our urban/industrial centers that I find compelling. I become a witness to this landscape, capturing contemporary ruins, before they are lost and new structures built over them. I’m reminded of the earlier explorers who would go off to exotic locales to paint and sketch the ruins of past civilizations, except in my case I am interested in the ruins and structures that are part of the every day world around me.

 

 

 

   Old Pier, East 132nd St., Bronx, oil/linen, 26"x50" by Valeri Larko,
 Old Pier, East 132nd St., Bronx, oil/linen, 26"x50" by Valeri Larko,