Larry Hemmerich

My artwork is a window into my love for the natural world around me.  It may be a mountain range, the desert, a dead tree, a rock formation, the Pacific shoreline.  I am inspired by all that surrounds me.  And I am passionate about capturing the beauty of nature’s creation with my pastels.  My currents works are the result of the extensive hiking I do in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains.  I work primarily from photography, but recently added a plein air easel so I can experience the immediacy of painting on location.  My desire is to capture a moment, a scene that you the beholder may never see in person but can still lose yourself in it as if to experience it for yourself.

Articles and Publications

Palm Springs/Laguna Beach Art Patron Magazine, Winter 2019 Edition “Artist Profile”


Pastel Society of America - Associate Member

California Art Club - Associate Member

Palm Springs Artist Council

Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council

Pastel Society of the West coast

Selected Awards and Exhibitions


43rd Annual San Dimas Festival of Art, 1st Place Drawing/Pastel Division

Southwest Art Festival, Indio CA

Desert Art Festival, Palm Springs CA

Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo, Juried piece displayed in the 29 Palm Museum

Rejoice in Art, Redondo Beach CA, 3 juried pieces displayed in Riviera UMC

Artists Council Exhibition (ACE), juried piece displayed in the Galen Art Museum Palm Desert CA


Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo, Juried piece displayed in The 29 Palm Museum