loissimbach self portrait arts center window display

loissimbach self portrait arts center window display

Saturday, October 30, 2010

artist statement for my painting exhibit

     For those of you who will not be able to find you way to Zuma Coffee in Marshall to see my new paintings.  Here are two versions of my artist statement that I will be posting on the wall...  I have choosen the top one.

Artist Statement:
     Emotions run deep in the forest.  They spring up from the earth to become waterfalls in the creek flowing across my face.
     The big questions can never be answered.
     I only ask for the strength and courage to continue and develop.
     This drives my work daily onward.
     Good friends push me to think bigger.  I thank you.  Keep pushing.
     The concentration it takes, the emotional excitement during these hours in the action of spontaneous painting, and the joy I receive looking at what has been created -  (by God, by Me, by Everyone) – I swear my heart will one day burst out of my chest in the wonderment and beauty of it all.
     lois simbach

Artist Statement:
     With a much needed kick in the pants from GOOD Friends, I am pushing myself to think bigger.  Studying many mentors to expand my little life here in the forest – where I can see the entire world in a one inch patch of dirt, realize our physical sameness in the veins of a leaf, and awaken to the awesomeness of god-stuff in the bear at my window.
     Sitting by my morning fireplace I am about to self-ignite with this new enthusiasm.  As the Thoreau quote, imbedded in cement on my home states, “Heaven is under out feet as well as over our heads.”
     These days Heaven is coming straight thru my arm into the
action of painting.
lois simbach

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NEW Painting Exhibit at ZUMA in November 2010

I will be exhibiting my NEWEST art...large paintings....of Women's portraits..

 Opening friday, November 5th, 2010 at 5 to 8 pm at ZUMA Coffee & Gallery in
downtown Marshall, NC.... the show runs for the entire month of November.

     This is a new art form for me..Yes, I have painted tons of stuff, theater sets and
costumes, and billboards, and potholders.... but not actual paintings, more serious
stuff... It is very mentally exhausting, hard, challenging, and oh so very exciting!!!

I hope you can make it to ZUMA sometime in November to see my work!!!
oh and p.s. I'm looking for galleries outside my area to exhibit!!!