Canadian artist Carol Loeb is fascinated by the vast and varied landscape of her native country. Inspired by ordinary scenes of both rural and urban settings, she imbues her paintings with a life and style derived from the subject itself. “I paint in a variety of styles,” she explains. “I choose the one that I feel best expresses the essence of the subject and how it resonates within me. Some subjects demand a particular style, others suggest.” Working mainly in acrylics, she builds her works in layers of colour, creating luminous images conveying visual as well as emotional depth. While she is best known for her Trans-Canada 150 project, a celebration of the Canadian landscape produced during the country’s sesquicentennial year, recently she has been concentrating on local Montreal subjects.
Upon completing her art studies, Carol taught visual art in Ontario for seven years and then went overseas for eleven years, teaching in five countries around the world before settling in Montreal. She loved the opportunity to not only learn new approaches to art making and teaching, but to experience a rich diversity of art, architecture and cultural traditions through her travels. Carol's artworks are included in private and corporate collections in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and the Philippines.