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2020 International Portrait Competition Certificate of Excellence Joshua LaRock, “Rachel In Blue,” oil on linen, 20 x 16 in.

Congratulations to Joshua LaRock, whose painting was recently recognized by the Portrait Society of America (PSA).

The PSA shared the following on Facebook:

“Each year, we recognize the International Portrait Competition Certificate of Excellence winners. These artworks were judged as outstanding, and the artists will be recognized and presented their Certificate of Excellence during the awards gala at the conference.

“Congratulations to: Ayuesh Agarwal, Jared Brady, John Buxton, Jie Cai, Casey Childs, LeaAnn Cogswell, William Downey, Riley Doyle, David Gluck, Thomas Caleb Goggans, Ryan Gondarowski, Liz Harris, Tusai Isty, Brendan Johnston, Joshua LaRock, Damian Lechoszest, Karen Woolley Offutt, Corey Pitkin, Mary Qian, Mary Sauer, Nathaniel Skousen, David Tanner, Susan Wakeen Perssonatti, John Seibels Walker, Jian Wang, Amy Werntz, and Fei Zhang.”

“Rachel in Blue” was the featured painting in LaRock’s 16-hour art video workshop titled “Classical Portraits.”

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Joshua LaRock is internationally recognized as a preeminent figurative artist. His exquisite paintings are an ode to the past, filtered through a contemporary life. His portraits and narrative pieces are memorable both for their emotive quality and for evoking an eerily present feeling.

Josh spent over a decade learning and discovering these techniques.

Order “Classical Portraits with Joshua LaRock” and you’ll be learning from one of the best artists today.