Larry’s interest in art blossomed from an early age, but a particular appreciation for painting was gleaned from one of his commercial art instructors. B.H. Armstrong, while attending MSU. Armstrong, himself an accomplished painter, encouraged Larry to paint, and his passion for it soon built an enduring enthusiasm in Larry as well.
Since 2004, Clingman has devoted himself entirely to his painting. The painting style of Chiaroscuro strongly motivates and inspires Larry in many of his works. Old master’s influences include Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Chardin. Contemporary iconic influences include Albert Handell, Richard Schmid, David Leffel, Gregg Kruetz, and Jeff Legg.
Larry resides in Bixby, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, with his wife Kathy, where he paints in the Pin Oak Studio.