Watercolorist Exhibits at UU Gallery

Roberta L. Raymond-Larson will feature watercolor paintings in the August exhibit at the UU Gallery located on the north end of Ephraim.

Beginning in the arts as a child actress provided a fertile start for Larson’s growth in the fine arts. She relates that in drama she “learned to be a quick study, to observe, to be inquisitive and to excel.” She studied theater and art throughout college. Larson’s ongoing exposure to theater and museums in Chicago, New York City and European cities imprinted lasting images upon her. This interplay became reflected in the development of a variety of media.

Since residing in Door County, she has taken advantage of and taught numerous classes at The Clearing. In mentoring students, Larson states “Artists should take chances, not fall into the trap of repeating themselves without the subtle variations that make their work more meaningful.”

Larson has studied under Wendell Arneson, Craig Blietz, Flora Langlois and Frank Weber. She regularly exhibits at the Paintbox Gallery in Ephraim, has shown at The Hardy and numerous venues in Chicago. Larson also produced a “Native Orchids of Door County” poster, which benefits the Ridges Sanctuary, Door County Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy. The poster has been featured in the Artist’s Sketchbook Magazine.

Her watercolor paintings can be seen at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery on Sundays 11 am – 12:30 pm and Mondays, 1 – 3 pm. The Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. For more information about displaying artwork, call 920.839.2606. For more information about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, visit