Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 2:00 am | Updated: 9:13 pm, Sat Jan 12, 2013.
By CHUCK MASON The Daily News email@example.com
A Grayson County artist internationally known for his mystical and menacing dragons plans to self-publish in August the first major hardcover book of his work, “Larry Elmore: The Complete Elmore Artbook.”
Elmore, a 1971 Western Kentucky University graduate, first found his sense of adventure in the Kentucky woods. As of boy of 10, he raced through those woods, checking out the textures of trees as he climbed them and the animals that flitted over the contour of the grasses, he said.
However, it was during a trip to Arnette’s Clothing Store in Leitchfield to see his dad, Norman, that then-teen Elmore spied the object that would become a lifelong love affair: an oil painting of a vibrant Viking long boat that hung near the shopkeeper’s office. Elmore’s imagination raced as he looked at the majestic boat, the carved dragon head that served as the bow and the dragon’s tail that served as the stern. The sky behind the boat showed the sunshine bathing the craft.
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