LOVELAND, Colo. – Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is partnering with Fort Collins artist Larry Tucci to offer the following program:

Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Outdoor Drawing Adventure” Join Larimer County 2017 Visual Artist of the Year Larry Tucci ( on an outdoor drawing adventure! This gathering will focus on learning to observe natural features in the landscape, as well as historical buildings on-site, and make drawings that capture their beauty. We will discuss composition, use of values and drawing techniques in this 2.5-hour program. Meet at the Soderberg Trailhead at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, off Shoreline Drive just north of Horsetooth Reservoir’s Inlet Bay. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a small sketch book, pencils and erasers for drawing. Program is free, but a $6 day-use fee applies. Registration is required. Please go to to sign up. Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.

About the Artist

A Michigan native, Larry Tucci graduated from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in illustration. He worked as a commercial artist for nearly 20 years in Detroit before moving to Fort Collins, Colo., with his family in 2009. Today, Tucci works as a professional fine artist in Fort Collins and teaches painting and drawing classes with the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department. Inspired by nature, Tucci’s subjects include birds, animals, fish and landscapes, as well as historical western subjects. Tucci paints primarily in acrylic, but also in oil, and has recently rediscovered his love of drawing.

Tucci has exhibited in galleries across the United States and will host an upcoming solo show at the Community Creative Center at Library Park in Fort Collins. He has been the Artist in Residence at Isle Royale National Park in Michigan and the Michigan Wildflower Artist of the Year. In addition, Tucci has had his paintings featured on numerous state and regional conservation stamps and has been a part of prestigious international exhibitions, including “Art of the Animal Kingdom” at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vt., and “Arts in the Parks Top 100” through the National Park Service in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Tucci is the 2017 Visual Artist of the Year for Larimer County Department of Natural Resources. To learn more about Tucci and view his artwork, visit

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:53am
Contact Details:

Andy Grinstead, Education and Volunteer Programs Technician, (970) 619-4565

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