Lawrence D. RudolechArtisans work available locally at The Artisan Gallery & Madison Art Club Gallery. A native of Madison, Lawrence (Larry) Rudolech spent most of his childhood hanging out at the local Boy’s Club. In fact, it was there that he first tried his hand at oil painting at 12. “Why I paint I’m not sure. I know it is the only way I have to make people take notice of some of the simple things in life that I feel are important,” Larry says. Despite winning a variety of awards as a high school student, including the Julius Epstein National Competition Scholarship, Larry pursued a career in graphic design rather than fine arts. He didn’t pick up his brushes again until 1999. Despite having been accepted into the Hoosier Salon Show two years after he began his professional painting career, Larry is still trying to figure out who he is as an artist, saying his style continues to change. It is as a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and International Plein Air Painters Association that Larry feels most comfortable. It gives him the opportunity to wander the countryside and city streets looking for inspiration. He has spent most of his life admiring and studying the simple beauty of southern Indiana’s countryside.