Larry Folding

“Winter Warmth”, award-winning watercolor by Larry Folding
“Winter Warmth”, award-winning watercolor by Larry Folding
Larry Folding at Bountiful Boarders, West Harwich. ©Kathleen Magnusson
Larry Folding at Bountiful Borders, West Harwich. ©Kathleen Magnusson




The desire to be an artist started when I was in grade school art class.  My first watercolor painting was completed in 1965.  There have been many distractions along the journey: military service, raising a family, pursuing my career and golf to name just a few, but the desire to paint and create always endured.

During the 1980’s I chose to stop playing golf so I could set aside more time for painting.  That decision made quite a difference, enabling me to complete five or six paintings a week and fifteen to twenty during a five-day workshop.

Over the years, I’ve had a wide range of training experiences, beginning with a three-year extension course at Rhode Island School of Design.  I have attended many art classes at the Worcester and Fitchburg Art Museums and a score of workshops taught by masters in the field like Don Stone, Edward Minchen, Judy Wagner, Ron Ranson, Hilary Page, Peter Spataro, Alvaro Castagnet, Don Andrews, Tony Couch, along the Maine Coast and in Europe with Carlton Plummer and Lately with Joseph Zbukvic and David Taylor.


  • Signature member of the New England Watercolor Society
  • Master Artist member of the Cape Cod Art Center
  • Guild of Harwich Artists
  • Chatham Creative Arts Center
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod


  • Best New England Landscape, Cape Cod Art Center All New England 2021
  • Honorable Mention, Cape Cod Art Center National Exhibit 2021 
  • Best in Show, Cape Cod Art Center Bay Sate Open, 2019
  • First in Water media, Cape Cod Art Center Bay State Open 2019
  • Honorable Mention, Chatham Creative Art Center 2018
  • Barbara and John Evershed Award, Artists Workshop, NSB Florida 2017
  • Honorable Mention, Chatham Creative Art Center 2015
  • Best in Show, Chatham Creative Art Center 2011
  • Second Place Chatham Creative Art Center, All Cape Show 2011
  • Second Place, Cape Cod Art Center 2010
  • Second Place, Cape Cod Art Center 2008
  • First Place, Chatham Creative Art Center 2005
  • …and many others

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