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Lois Eakin

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Blue Vase and Nectarines, 2010 Oil 16 X 18 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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White Pitcher and Crab Apples, 2010 Oil 12 X 14 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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Red Pear, 2011 Oil 16 X 20 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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Bowl Full of Ribbons Oil 11 X 14 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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Collection Oil 10 X 20 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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Green Apples Oil 11 X 14 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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Plenty of Plums Oil 12 X 16 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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Green to Pink Hydrangeas Oil 11 X 14 © All images © Lois Eakin — all rights reserved
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Birth year
LOIS
Lives in
EAKIN
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Palette and Chisel, Chicago
Representing galleries
Tags
Classical, contemporary realism, still-life, realism, traditional
Making Time and a Place for Art
Lois Eakin was born and grew up in the Chicago area. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, she developed a successful Graphic Design career. At the same time, she pursued her lifelong love of painting. While active in local and regional arts organizations, she studied drawing and painting at Chicago's School of the Art Institute and the Palette and Chisel.
Lois paints objects that interest her for their uniqueness, not necessarily an acknowledged beauty. As an artist, she admires and is inspired by the paintings of Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer, 18th century painter Chardin, and also contemporary still life painter David Leffel.
Lois uses the technique of chiaroscuro, creating a mood in her paintings by building up the paint in the highlights against transparent paint in the shadows. Lois carefully sculpts her paintings by paying attention to color, value and edges. She prefers the style of realism, believing it gives the viewer an opportunity to look not once, but many times at the same painting, each time seeing something new.
Exhibited at these venues
Lois Eakin has Exhibited at these venues: