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Illustrations: Larry Lee Tinsley


I met Larry Lee Tinsley over 30 years ago as an eccentric young artist. Running into him at a Cleveland street festival resulted in a sketch of my daughter. I no longer have that cherished sketch, but I was delighted to find Tinsley on Facebook. I knew Garden Spices needed to experience his creations. We welcome Larry Lee Tinsley. Gate open - Victorine


Abstract, drummer Max Roach maximizing your time acrylic on canvas


Illustrator: Larry Lee Tinsley

Larry Lee Tinsley, born in Cleveland, Ohio, is a fine art artist with a background in graphic arts. During his childhood, Tinsley used his art as a form of healing to express his feelings. Over the years, he has been able to master multiple disciplines of art utilizing a wide variety of mediums. Primarily a fine artist, Tinsley also works freehand on a computer. He can transpose any object or scene he visualizes or sees in any media onto paper, canvas, clay, or the computer. Tinsley can also reproduce many Renaissance masters' artworks with unbelievable accuracy. Acrylic paint is his favorite medium, and he most enjoys the art of the surrealists.


Hungry Man, surreal in acrylic

Sculpture of a woman with two personalities abstract fire clay mothers of nature

Sibling Drama, acryic on canvas

Portrait Steve Harvey's Mom, oil on canvas

A dark Day in America January 6th insurrection


Larry Lee Tinsley

Artist Bio

Larry Lee Tinsley graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communications. He continued his art training in Cleveland at the Cooper School of Art, the Willoughby School of Fine Arts, The University of Cosmetology, and Cuyahoga Community College, where he taught as an assistant professor. Tinsley's early achievements as a young portrait artist include being welcomed into the Malcolm Brown Art Gallery family in Shaker Heights, Ohio. His skill as a caricature artist gained him experience working for MGM Grand during the National Pepsi-Cola Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Don King, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Russell Simmons, and Nancy Wilson have recognized Tinsley's artwork and talent. Tinsley has completed commissions for Jeanette Bradley, the former Attorney General of the State of Ohio, and Reverend Emmanuel Branch of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. He is highly sought after by many art education institutions for his teaching ability and by private clients for his skill. When not participating in performance art shows in front of audiences, Mr. Tinsley stays busy illustrating children's books and doing private commissions.

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