Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

New Things


New works are in the making. 
'The Blues' is just one of my recent works in cold wax and oil. 
I have had a chance to immerse in the medium over the last couple of months 
and am liking the results. This is a medium I am growing quite fond of. 

I have had an opportunity to teach a few adult classes, private and group, over the summer. 
It has been heartwarming to see experienced artists explore a new form, as well as having students that have had little or no experience in painting, with new questions and insights.  
I thank each and every one who came to the classes; we've made new friends, discovered new and hidden talents, and above all, we took steps to 'let go' and create. 
For me, that was the absolute best part. 



                     I am hoping I can keep that in mind when I travel to Washington State. I am nervous and anxious, not just about flying, but about letting go of the fears one can have
 throwing your skills out in front of new folks. This time I will be a student, 
immersing for a whole week of creating with Encaustics. 
There will be more new works.....

For years I had to tuck such adventures to the side for many reasons, work, teaching, serious family illnesses, ill pets, and a myriad of 'stuff' that happens when you are busy making plans (John Lennon). The opportunity came and I am going. 

Sweet dreams are made of this. 


Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Heat of Artmaking

Summer, ah, it is hot....I am not a fan of the hot, hazy, humid summer. Spring and Fall are my favorites...The heat, however when used creatively is intoxicating. By that, I mean the heat of encaustics.

I just finished teaching a two day workshop on encaustic monotypes. I had the opportunity to work in a fine teaching facility at 310 Art Gallery in Asheville, and I met some incredible artists as well as reconnected with friends while I was there. Each time I go, I learn bit more about Asheville, and places to see....I am always enchanted......and I will go back.....

 The heating of an aluminum plate gives exquisite textures and patterns in wax 
that you can print onto paper!
 I Heard It Through The Grapevine! (C) 


Moonglow  (C)

Monday, June 1, 2015

New Works on Paper-Cold Wax

With the freedom (ha) of summer on me now, I have created many small oil and wax paintings that will be translated into larger works. I am excited about having the time to create the things that I have carried around in my head for so long. These are just a few.




Monday, May 25, 2015

Mountain Side Cold Wax and Oil on Paper


Springtime 2015 has been beautiful. 
The Blue Ridge mountains and landscape has always astounded me....
Sometimes there is no way to do it justice, 
but I try. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cold wax----Wabi-Sabi

This piece has been here for awhile. Not sure why. 
Some pieces just so not have a solo language that no one speaks. 



Soon, this cold wax diptych will be coming back home and will be re-worked into something else. 
What that will look like, I have no clue. 
Time for some Wabi-Sabi!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Prismacolor Class Project

The final class project. 

 Beginning by working in pencil, and defining contours.
Adding baseline skin tones.
 Adding more color and working on eyes. 
Although I say this is now finished, I plan on going back and making a few changes. 
Those changes may be adding color highlights to the skin to accentuate the planes of the facial structure and folds of the skin, adding more texture to the clothing, and properly matting the piece. 

I plan on doing more portraits in prismacolor. 
Love the challenges. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Large Encaustic Works!



      Recently, I have had several patrons ask for larger works. So, I am exploring this with my new works. The piece shown here is 3ft. x 3ft and is an encaustic. From working larger I have explored many new techniques as well.

I am  mesmerized.....

Skywater                            (C) Price on Request



Nelson Gallery, Lexington, Virginia- Solo Show 2015


Last night was the opening of my solo show at Nelson Gallery in Lexington, VA. 
This show highlighted some of the ink drawings on recycled papers, 
cold and hot wax encaustics, and encaustic monotypes.

I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome, and for coming out!
I so enjoyed meeting new artists, sharing thoughts, ideas, and philosophies. 
Thanks to the gallery members for hanging such a nice show for me!


I hope to visit again soon!





Detail of an encaustic. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Open Studios of Roanoke

Once again, this year I will be part of Open Studios!

Open Studios of Roanoke is pleased to announce its 15th annual self-guided tour of artists’ homes and studios will take place Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, noon to 5 p.m. This year’s tour features 29 artists and 11 stops, including 10 at working studios.

The Tour is FREE and children are welcome! An easy to print Open Studios Tour Map and more information on each artist is available at our website, www.openstudiosofroanoke.com.
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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Snow Days

Snow days make for painting. When one paints, the canvas is blank and you can be anywhere. 
Today, it is Spring by the River (C). 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Drawing Class

Personal Portrait

For my advanced drawing class, I had to create a personal portrait 
and abstract it with something personal. Since gardening is a passion, I chose poppies. 
I could only use two colors, and I was amazed at what one could do with just blending two colors. 
I want to try another!



Friday, February 13, 2015

Studio School Show at the Piedmont Art Center



Here are a few images from the opening of our show!
A special thank you to all of the staff at the center!
They did a nice job hanging the show, and have been
very supportive of our work!


Flow


These days all I want to do is spend all my spare (HA) time painting. 
That is exactly what I have been doing. 
I feel the flow...if you are an artist, you'll understand. I HAVE to go with it. 


Waterside (C)

Back Creek (C)

How Does Your Garden Grow?  (C)

 Ocean View (C)

 The Waiting Is The Hardest Part  (C)

Olin Hall Galleries 2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition

Olin Hall Galleries
2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition
at Roanoke College
Salem, VA
March 13-April 5, 2015

The piece, "I Flick Peas" by Gina Louthian-Stanley
was selected to be a part of the Biennial Exhibition


Challenges, Going Back To Basics

As an intuitive printmaker and painter, I have always been drawn to the ethereal landscape. I felt as if I needed to challenge myself, so I signed up for a drawing class. One has to 'shift gears' to think differently in the drawing approach. Instead of gently abstracting, asI have in the past, I now have to focus on details, fine details.

I have also been introduced to Prismacolors, which I had used in the past, but not in the manner that I am now. I am amazed at the painterly look you can achieve with them! Here are a few of my recent drawings, with various challenges.

 A study in values:





A study in contrasting colors:




Sunday, February 8, 2015

Spring-like Sunday

                                 Today's Flowers (C)      wax                                      gls

Here it is February 8th and it was 68 degrees when I looked at the temps. WOW! 
What a glorious day it was. I got out in the garden and trimmed what was left of some dead
foliage, but I also envisioned what spring would 'look' like. 
Perhaps my latest paintings will 
convey my visions. 

Painting and gardening, my life. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Year, New Works

     It seems that this year, I have been asked to do several shows. I am excited because they are all new and all over the country! While in the past years, I have had familial obligations (which have now changed), and I work full time, I now am able to rebalance and shift so I can actually devote a little more time to my artwork and teaching art to adults and children. Life is good, and I am so ever grateful.

     I am taking on a big challenge, to paint larger! I am excited because I just ordered several 36" x 36"substrates! Now I am in the planning stages and working on sketches, and creating smaller versions of what the larger ones may be. I thought I would share one with you today.

Cataracts  (C)                                              encaustic

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A New Year

Social media is great, and I know it is the only way I can keep in touch with folks and what goodness they share, but less of Facebook is in store for me.  I would much rather spend time with you in person. Creating Art. Talking. Drinking tea, coffee, and wine. Sitting, watching, and listening. Craving the 'real' human experiences. So, I will be visiting Facebook from time to time, and will do a daily fact or two; I may even 'like' a few things,  but would so much prefer you realtime.



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015

2015,  Happy New Year !!!

I know I have posted my wishes for you in the past, but each year I come back to them. 
I reflect and think of those particular moments and friendships that stood out. 
I go back to each of these and remember the moments, 
and if I missed something I will try again this year. 

I also felt like I needed to add a few things to the list. 
Here they are:
knowing someone dear who has beat cancer and still has a gracious heart, steering clear 
of negativity, finding courage to stand for something and do something different, 
and stopping every once in a while to reflect realizing 
more and more how important life is.....

May your 2015 be full of light and goodness,  
of wellness, and a sense of serenity. 


Strength to accept the things you can not change-shade at twilight on a summer afternoon-a heather plant to greet you-a friend who you are proud of-good hard work-one comfortable place to sit-your favorite music-warmth in winter-those old shoes-heat of the sun-ocean breezes-dark chocolate--cookies-a card from a friend-a single flower-windmills-funky cars-an infectious laugh-recycled stuff-people who let you be real-finding 10$ in a pocket-books that touch you-helping a stranger-pets-clean sheets- quilts- pleasant childhood memories-giggling children-drawing a picture-a favorite color-the things you belong to-a sunset-a sunrise-water-mountains-100% cotton-organic stuff-grass in the cracks-stormy skies-unicorns and mermaids-a clear pond-time change-peace-dinner and dishes by someone else-negative ions-clear counters-moss-time alone-warm a bath in a quiet house-a stranger saying 'Hi!' and believing it-dirty knees-laughing-a good cry-a box full of memories-picking and eating from your garden-a car you can trust-comfortable silence with friends-gentle children-giving unconditionally-making someone smile-setting a goal and accomplishing it-a toilet that flushes-standing tall-stamps-people with beautiful hearts-leather-plant and flower shops-old jeans-feeling good enough to be kind-a quiet faucet-ice cream-clean water-a friend that has one you can borrow-chimney sweeps-lightening bugs-evening breezes and bats-fantasies-being there-a heartache that is gone-a friendly tax appraiser-a friend that sings as she works-a cup of hot tea-lacy things-nosegays on the windwsills in summer-a single feather-the hours before the world wakes up-being gentle to Mother Earth-consoling someone-falling stars-spring aromas of honeysuckle-back scratches-no line at the check out counter-inner peace-an old t-shirt-a parking place-feeling the breeze-a time together-finishing a task-touch-feel-declared by mother nature-smell-hearing-seeing-ice on the window-a holiday-singing in a group-big men with little babies-remembering someone who loved you well-green apples-cheese-art that touches you-night sky-big trees-staying home-respect-affection-compliments you believe-a well deserved paycheck-big trees in little cities-motorcycles- Amtrack- airplanes- taxi's and busses-clean paper-giving something of benefit back to society-movies with gentle hero's-popcorn-the idea of enough-being able to read-being able to love-choices-saying' no'-saying 'yes' from deep down inside-babbling brooks-linen-a tax refund-the purr of a cat-and a meaningful kiss...

Friday, December 19, 2014

Artistic Updates

I am honored to be included in this show. 
I so wish I could see it in person!

Dear Gina:
I am happy to announce the following artists will be participating in the Encaustic: Nature as Muse exhibit in January 2015 at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. 

Ruth LaGue, Julie Houck, Timolyn Esson, Harriette Tsosie. Meg Voigt Meersman, Mari Renwick, Jeanne Schneider, Jennifer Robinson, Cherie Duty, Gina Louthian-Stanley, Linda Wein, Deborah Martin, Lynda Ray, Patricia Leeds, Leslie Ford, Carol Babington, Shawna Moore, Patricia Dusman, and Lynn Basa.

I have also attached a pdf of the marketing materials. We will be updating our web-site at www.steamboatarts.org shortly.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

So Excited!!!!

I am a bit excited today! I just got this email form the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, in Littleton, Colorado!

"I am very pleased let you know your piece was selected for our upcoming inter-national exhibit entitled - Encaustic: Nature as Muse exhibit at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. This piece(s) was chosen to be displayed through the month of January 2015. The jurying process was very competitive this year and your work stood out above the crowd. Congratulations!"



Exhibition dates: January 1, 2015 - February 2nd, 2015