The Lost Sheep

by Larry Dyke

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  • Certificate of Authentication
  • Open Edition Unsigned
  • Canvas Lithograph Transfer
  • Image Size 9 Inches Tall by 12 Inches Wide.
  • Overall Size 9 Inches Tall by 12 Inches Wide.
"What do you think. If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying." - MATTHEW 18:12 Larry Dyke portrays dramatically one of the most beloved parables in the Bible. Occasionally, the attraction of what is initially seen as beautiful, exciting or pleasant can place us unwittingly on a dangerous course. Just as this lost sheep has wound its way to the beauty of a cascading waterfall, yet it finds itself in a dark corner in unfamiliar terrain. The day is drawing to a close and time is critical. How much better it would be to enjoy God's bounty among its brothers and sisters in sunlit, green pastures. It is the faithful and loving shepherd who has left his other sheep in safety to seek this on who is lost. He will lead the way home. And, yes, if you count the sheep, there are 99 in the pasture. Speaking of His "children", Jesus said, "In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost." - MATTHEW 18:14

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The Artist

Larry Dyke

Larry Dyke has devoted his life's work to the interpretation of the beauty he beholds in nature. His success as one of America's most beloved artists is proof of his distinctive ability to create a scene which captivates the imagination of the viewer. Dyke's genius lies in his construction of intricate settings that even the novice art lover can appreciate.

His deep personal belief as a Christian is the driving force which guides Larry's life and work. In his paintings, Larry captures not only the physical beauty of the great outdoors, but also the spiritual sense of perfection he views as the handiwork of God's creation. This is why each of his paintings carries a related Bible verse below his signature. When Larry became a full time artist, he was impressed to put a scriptural notation on each of his paintings. It's an expression of what Larry thinks the true answer to life is.

A native Texan, Larry began painting professionally in 1976. His first lithographs were released two years later and today he has produced more than 100 limited edition prints. Larry's art has hung in the White House and in the homes of such distinguished personalities as Steve Allen, Shirley Jones, Vincent Price and Billy Graham. His work has also hung in the Vatican. At the personal request of Pope John Paul II, Larry painted Sharing the Faith , a tribute to the long and important role of the Church in America. Larry has also made a name for himself among golfers painting America's most beautiful courses.

Yet even with all the accolades for his original art as well as the immense demand for his Limited Edition prints, Larry Dyke continues to reach inside to strive for the excellence he sees in the natural world around him. He believes his life and career have been guided by a commitment to his faith. It has instilled in him a determination to develop his talent to the fullest.

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