Eloise Lovell, native Hoosier, born and raised in Brownsburg, now residing in beautiful North Terre Haute, is River City Art Association’s artist of the month for December. She has created a selection of holiday themed paintings for all to enjoy. This exhibit will be on display throughout the month at the Vigo County Public Library located at the corner of Poplar and Seventh Street.
“A Wish For You” is a new acrylic painting bringing her calligraphic style in this meaningful design. Another is a double painting of a Christmas scene showing a family just receiving its Christmas evergreen tree. Look closely and you will find some of Santa’s little helpers checking out to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. How many little elves can you find? Several other paintings are in this display.
Lovell’s art can’t be pigeonholed into one media or category. She finds that each form of art has its own appeal whether it is painting in acrylic, colored pencil, gel markers, watercolors, inks or plain #2 pencils, each one is different and special. As far as her favorite, today it is pencil, but maybe next week it might be watercolors! Her selection of subject matter also varies, however objects of nature tend to show up in many of her artworks. In addition, Lovell enjoys doing tangles and teaches this special technique.
Adding value to one’s life is how Lovell feels about art. It has been great mental health therapy during these dark days of the pandemic not only for her but many others. Whether its doodling, color book art, taking up a new art form or just enjoying an old one, doing art is satisfying. “I’ve had a life-long journey with doing art. It’s been an exploration and adventure all along the way.” She adds, “It isn’t necessarily the finished product, it’s in the doing.”
Lovell is a member of the St. Mary-of-the-Woods Art Guild and the Wabash Valley Art Guild. She currently has a painting in the Arts Illiana Small Art Show in Terre Haute and RCAA’s Pearls of the Wabash exhibit in Swope Art Museum’s Education Center as a companion display to the Smithsonian Institure Water/Ways Exhibition in West Terre Haute. She can be contacted at email@example.com.