Artist Ilse Taylor Hable

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My art is about my fellow human beings and about our natural world, with its wonderful and ever changing combinations of shapes and colors. Whatever I paint, I am interested in capturing the essence and the specific mood of the scene in front of me. However insignificant some sights may seem, beauty can be found almost anywhere, and I enjoy discovering it and making it visible to others through my art.
I prefer to paint from life, and on location whenever possible, and finish most of my smaller pieces in one session. By paying close attention to light and shadow and the way they influence color, I am able to describe form, temperature and surfaces spontaneously and without the need for too much detail. My approach is realistic, with emphasis on good drawing, but not overly defined, leaving the pleasure of discovery and interpretation to the viewer.


            Ilse T. Hable was born in Vienna, Austria, where she studied art and received a Masters Degree from the Akademie fuer Angewandte Kunst. She earned several prizes, including 1st prize for the 1970 World Exhibition in Osaka, Japan.
            A career as a fashion designer in Europe and Mexico followed during the next twelve years.
            In 1983, after moving to California, the artist started dedicating her time exclusively to the fine arts. She has studied with the well-known painters Sebastian Capella, John Asaro, Wolf Kahn, Albert Handell, Bert Silverman and Ray Roberts.
She admires the work of Joaquín Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Toulouse Lautrec, Egon Schiele, Gustave Klimt, Richard Schmid, Kevin Macpherson and Robert Goldman, among others.
            Ilse T. Hable presented her first One Person Show in La Jolla, CA, in 1987 and has continued exhibiting her work professionally in a total of eighteen individual shows and thirtynine group shows. Her work has been exhibited in several museum shows and in commercial galleries in the US, France and Mexico.
Apart from oil painting, Ilse has participated as assistant painter in three monumental size murals, which were executed in Acrylic.
           She has been teaching Color Theory as well as courses in Oil Painting since 2007.
            Her paintings form part of private collections in the United States, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Sweden, Canada and Mexico.
            The artist is represented by Galería Contempo, Puerto Vallarta, México, and by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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