Lois Shaw's Connection to Realism With Drama

Born and raised in Hamilton, still life artist Lois Shaw was introduced to art at an early age by her artist grandmother. Lois studied technical drawing in college and worked as a technical draftsman for twenty-two years before leaving the field to pursue her interest in fine art on a full-time basis. 

Lois has a strong foundation in drawing, painting, composition, and colour. She works primarily in oil, focusing on still life subjects. Through the interplay of light, shadow, and colour, she is able to create a sense of drama that comes alive in her paintings.  Influenced by the precision demanded as a technical draftsman, Lois works with detail and control creating a final masterpiece full of "realism with a sense of drama".

I would like the viewer to connect with the painting, hopefully inspiring some emotion. I try to convey to the viewer the sense of awe and joy I feel in the moment where the light, shadow, and colour connect.
— Still Life Artist: Lois Shaw

Lois is committed to sharing her art with the public, has taken part in solo exhibitions as well a group exhibitions, demonstrations and competitions and is a part of the James Street North Art District in Hamilton, Ontario.

You can visit her at her studio in Dundas, Ontario during the monthly Art Crawl on the second Friday evening of each month, annually. Or, find her traditional still life collection of oil paintings (on stretched canvas or archival museum board) this Labour Day long weekend at Artfest Toronto!


Posted on August 26, 2015 and filed under Paintings.