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Artist Lois Hinman


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Biography


Since relocating to the Mojave desert at the foot of the Sierra Mountains in 1972, Lois has been inspired by the landscape and clear skys that are present most of the year. Her pottery and paintings reflect her life in the desert where she was introduced to the world of art. She fell in love with the feel and workability of clay and decided to learn more about it. After studying under Paul Meyers for three years and traveling to every workshop she could find, she opened her successful pottery business in 1979. In the early 90’s Lois went back to college to study art and while there discovered oil painting. This was her first exposure to painting and she found it lured her in with the same luscious feel and workability she had found in clay, only with the promise of vibrant color. She pursued the knowledge and experience of oil painting with the same vitality she had with clay by taking workshops and classes whenever her business allowed . Lois earned her art degree in 1994 and has studied with many artists in both clay and oil paint and still takes workshops whenever she can. Each of her instructors has had a profound influence on her art style, which has grown from her love of texture, color and light. These three things are always present, whether it is a landscape, a still life, a large floor vessel or a simple coffee mug. “I love working in clay and oil paint because it seems that one medium feeds the other. If I’m stuck on a painting, getting away from it and throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel frees up my mind to subconsiously work [...]

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