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Recent Work by Regina Loch-Elevert Reception

  • Firehouse Gallery 427 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States (map)

ARTIST STATEMENT

The development of my painting style reflects my life.  Going to my studio to paint is, for me, like keeping a diary.  Drawing and painting since early childhood developed into a lifelong journey.  Fascination and influence of different artists from different times in history accompany my expressive style in painting and drawing.  Growing up in Germany, I was very much exposed to German Expressionists, but also had a love for Michelangelo during childhood.  In the United States, I discovered the Hudson River School with their Romantic expression in landscape scenes; I admired the Romantic painter, Delacroix, and my paintings of landscapes were influenced by John Constable.  Later during Graduate School, my paintings changed to abstraction, and I was drawn to the Abstract Expressionists, like Wilhelm de Kooning and Arshile Gorky.  Since graduating from LSU in painting, I continue to improve my paintings.  Color, light and gestural brushstrokes are best executed for me on a larger scale on canvas.  Today, I naturally paint abstract expressionistic style with recognizable elements.  This style is also an expression of my philosophy of thinking.