Growing up, surrounded by Virginia’s majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, this artist believed nature’s daily display of transcending beauty to be an act as natural as the breathe of life itself. In awe of the splendor, Lois Virginia developed a passion to capture the wonder she felt when viewing God’s harmonic pageantry, whether touched by the gentle light of a morning sun or the angelic face of a child. Following the path of great artists before her, she chose the time honored tradition of oil painting, a road now traversed over forty years.
The artist studied fine art at Radford University, however attributes her development of the disciplined skills needed
in classical painting to years of painting experience, extensive study with master painters, and an earlier career in
When possible, the artist prefers to paint from life in the time honored plein air and alla prima methods. She believes
this is the most honest, direct way to express her feelings about a subject. Her ethereal paintings, laced with soft edges,
This year, a pinnacle in her career is culminating with the publication of Enduring Wisdom, an inspirational book combining
her paintings with the poetry of a great American, the late Helen Steiner Rice. It is the first of a planned series to
Lois Virginia welcomes your communication. She is very grateful to those who have guided her and feels the best way to repay her debt is to help other artists. She primarily resides in her home state of Virginia, although much of her time is devoted to painting on location along the Southern US Coast and Europe.