Our Story

East Oaks Studio was founded by artists Louis Carr, Michael Klein, and Joshua LaRock upon a shared vision to chase after beauty and see it spread throughout culture. We are creating a video production company that will establish an online community which brings artistic experience, ideas and expertise into your studio. This platform will help guide you, wherever you are, along your artistic journeys.



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Our Goals

Our central passion is creating our own artwork, but we recognize the effort of weaving art and beauty into culture is larger than any single artist or group, so we need to get as many hands, hearts and minds involved as possible.  In order to produce the amount of high quality content we are dreaming of, we have recruited an independent filmmaker, Joe Hawkins, to lead our video production.

Our video content guide you through the myriad of factors that shape an artist, not just the important technical aspects of understanding color harmony, value and form, or the illusion of creating space within the canvas, but also things like poetry, philosophy, and art criticism.


Flower Painting Insights with Michael Klein

Klein demonstrates his insights during a video recorded over a three day period packed into a solid hour of insight.

The Layers of Portrait Painting with Joshua LaRock

Look over Joshua’s shoulder as he guides you through the many levels of considerations and layers of paint in the making of this award winning portrait. 


Essentials of Plein Air Seascape Painting with Louis Carr

Join Louis as he shares the building blocks of seascape plein air painting techniques to capture essential information in a 3 hour study.

The studio and production crew 


Joshua LaRock, Louis Carr and Michael Klein have teamed up to create a film studio alongside Joe Hawkins.  The Line production company will bring to the art market unique videos that are packed full of information, while staying true to great cinematography.



Michael Klein

Gary Bradley
Friend & Mentor

Joshua LaRock

Joe Hawkins
Videographer & Editor

Louis Carr

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