OA : Which living artists do you most admire and why?
LG: David Laffell. His paintings are explosive.
OA: Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
LG: Franko Nanatonis. He was a dedicated painter and teacher. He started in Italy, and has paintings in the Louve.
OA: Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
LG: Philadelphia Museum of Art.
OA: What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
LG: What is the appropriate color to use for the background. I feel that is very important to the whole painting and subject. Also where do I get the idea for the paintings.
OA: What / who inspired you to be an artist?
LG: My Mother and Father
OA: Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?
LG: I paint objects and scenes from Maine. An old fishing shack by the water or an old rusting truck in the field. There are so many memories in them. So much character.
OA: What do you like most about being an artist?
LG: I get such satisfaction when someone like my work. I get a thrill myself, when I get the light just right, or the subject perfect.
OA: What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
LG: I am still working on it.
OA: What are your plans for the coming year?
LG: Paint and try to sell. Maybe teach a few people.
Links to artist portfolio:
- Website: www.Loisgopin.com