Artist Lois Perdue

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After years of working in other creative fields, I discovered a passion for Abstract painting. I had briefly studied oil painting, sculpting and weaving, but entering that first abstract class was the beginning of an amazing journey. Here I could creatively use my energy, spontaneity and vision.  I discovered this process is more than just painting reality. It is the opportunity to paint where nothing is ever "wrong" and there are no rules. I use feelings, fantasy and imagination combined with colors, shapes, materials, concepts and design to create my own way of expressing myself through Abstract Art.
Many of my abstract paintings most often begin on a synthetic paper called Yupo although I sometimes use wood panel and watercolor paper. When paint meets Yupo's slick surface watercolors and acrylics explode with vibrant, intense color.  After establishing a first layer of watercolor and glazes, ink, charcoal and mark making to  create a textural dimension,  I then begin using bold, vibrant acrylics and inks along with the markings of calligraphy, brush strokes and collage.  My paintings often have between 10 and 15 layers of paint!  Abstract Expressionism is a technique that is generally based on free and automatic "action painting".  As I begin to paint my experimental abstracts--sometimes intuitively, sometimes instinctively--I often approach the canvas with a mix of emotions. It is a very personal journey I take when I paint that hopefully, evokes a variety of emotions in viewers.
Lois, who has Signature Membership in Gold Coast Watercolor Society,  has been recognized in national,  local and state juried art exhibits. She is also a member of Florida Watercolor Society, International Society for Experimental Artists, Weston, Broward and Plantation Art Guilds, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Coral Springs Museum of Art and ArtServe. In 2017 Lois completed Broward County's Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute.
Lois teaches workshops to veteran and [...]

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