Lois moved to the Daytona Beach area in the late 1950’s from the northeast. Her formal education and life’s work was in the mental health field, primarily in educational settings. Now retired and living in Ormond Beach, she devotes much of her time to painting. Lois’ artistic inspiration comes from an appreciation of the natural beauty of her surroundings-especially the greater Ormond Beach area-and her travels.
Lois is an art advocate and has involvement and membership in many local museums and community organizations. Her art has been on exhibit at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Jane’s Art Studio, the Hub on Canal, Arts on Granada, the Daytona Beach Art League, and many other venues. Her paintings are found in the homes of collectors throughout the United States. She has studied under Florida artist Beau Wild, Washington state-based Eric Wiegardt, and Tim Wilmot, from the United Kingdom.
Although my passion for art began when I was very young it was only upon retirement that I began to consistently paint. Initially acrylics were the medium of choice. I enjoy the intense colors and texture of the paints. Over the last several years I began using watercolors and enjoy the process so much that I paint just about every day. There is a freedom in the flow of the paints and the mix of colors that I find fascinating.
As a person born with a hearing loss I rely heavily on the visual realm as a way of anchoring my feelings and impressions. I paint what I find beautiful, whether it is a person, the sea, a building, a boat, or nature. My work is representational and clarity attained through color, shape, and subtle details. My paintings reflect an intense desire to visually express and interpret the beauty I see and feel in life. I am constantly looking for the next subject!