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ABOUT LOUISE DEMORE:
"My best paintings are the ones done 'en plein air' or those which I have done in the studio based on a good plein air study. Painting is all about translating color, space, and shape relationships onto a two-dimensional surface in order to express a perception, mood or emotion which one has felt. That is why when I paint outdoors, I prefer to have no interference from radios, music or other unnecessary noises. When I first bought a small van for my painting trips I had made certain that it had a good sound system."
"But on my first day out painting I set up my easel, turned on a good piece of classical music and began to paint. But something was wrong. Where were the sounds of the birds, the ocean, the wind in the trees? So I stopped the music and soon, I realized that I was also being distracted from the soft breeze, the fresh aromas of the flowering plants, the sea air, and the mood of the place; not to mention the perception of the warmth of the sunlight and the coolness of the shadows."
Louise DeMore always knew that she wanted to become an artist, Even as a child, she was inspired by the grandeur of the mountains, canyons, and streams in Colorado, where she lived for a time. She studied with such notable artists as: Sergei Bongart, Tom Nicholas, Robert E. Wood, and Millard Sheets. She also attended many classes at Art Center, UCLA, and others. She has given many workshops including: Fredericksburg Artist's School, Valdes Art School, and taught in several of the PAPA (Plein Air Painters of America) annual Seminars.
LOUISE DEMORE’S WORK:
"Creating a successful oil painting is fun! It's just a matter of putting the right color in the right spot." says DeMORE in her informative and popular book, Painting Oils, published by NORTH LIGHT BOOKS. Louise has also written a number of articles on painting in other popular art books and magazines.
She has been featured in numerous magazines, such as Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Fine Art Collector. She has had numerous one person and group shows. Her work hangs in many public and private collections.
Louise has served as vice president as well as treasurer of the premier plein air organization, PAPA. She has been honored by a number of other signature memberships in organizations such as Knickerbocker Artists, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and California Art Club.
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