The Northwest landscape is Lois’s passion. Many of her oils and watercolors have won awards and her paintings have found homes in many collections around the country.
Lois had the advantage of growing up in a New England town known for it’s community of fine artists. As a young girl she had the opportunity to study with many well-known artists in that area.
The San Juan Islands and Skagit Valley have become a favorite place to paint “plein air” and she loves to trudge the back roads and set up an easel to try and catch the light on a water or mountain scene.
Growing up in a small, New England town with a large artist community gave me the opportunity to study with many excellent artists in the area.
I never lost my love of painting and began again to paint regularly in 1994. Since then I have studied with many Northwest artists and attended workshops given by well-known artists such as Betty Carr, William Hewson, Catherine Gill, Teresa Saia, Kay Barnes and Owen Hall.
I consider myself a “colorist” as the creative use of colors in both watercolor and oils is my first consideration when painting. Painting the Northwest landscape has become a passion and many of my Northwest paintings are in private collections around the country.