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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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.