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ASSOCIATED ARTISTS of the INLAND EMPIRE
NOVEMBER 2005 EXHIBITING MEMBER ARTIST
 

  
JIM McCLURE

 


 If Lois Leuch were to write a book explaining her approach to and the philosophy of her work, it might be titled "Adventures in Watercolor."  Her goals are: to have fun, to have fun, and to have fun.  She determined up front if the process became too tedious, she would give it up.

Lois' earliest career was in ready-to-wear.  She opened her own clothing store in Arcadia in 1950.  She dedicated a total of thirty-six years to her business.  In retirement, Lois developed the philosophy that enough time had been spent dotting i 's and crossing t's.

For one year in the early 70's, Lois studied oils.  Her experience with this media was not positive.  a tight, analytical style was taught, with little margin for experimentation.  So, Lois eventually turned to watercolor.  In order to break free, Lois says, "I just wanted to throw paint."

In the subsequent years with watercolor, Lois has investigated many avenues.  She has studied with an impressive list of established artists, such as:  Sylvia Megerdichian, Milford Zornes, Robert E. Wood, Christopher Schink, Barbara Nechis, Tom Fong, Dick Tarkington, Chris Van Winkle, Gladys Nichols, Hal Lambert, Robert Hallett, and others.

Lois has won several awards from area art shows and competitions.  She is an active member of Mid-Valley Arts League and serves on the Board of Directors for the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire.
 

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