Larry Lagin

Acrylics, Watercolor, Charcoal, Pastels

Larry is a retired scientist who worked on two of the world’s largest fusion research projects at Princeton University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 


Since retiring in 2014, Larry has taken drawing and painting classes at UC Berkeley Extension, and completed the Post Baccalaureate certificate program in Visual Arts, specializing in painting, in June 2018. Larry has a studio at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. 


I devoted most of my scientific career trying to recreate the energy of the stars – essentially trying to tame nature by creating order out of chaos. And so, I also do it with my art – with the energy and untamed chaos I use in many strokes of the brush, seeking and eventually searching for order. There’s nothing like the pursuit of creative exploration and discovery that I find from both.”