C. Loeb is a formally trained painter and art educator. Inspired by landscapes, C. works mainly with acrylics on canvas in a fluid, expressive style. The pageantry of colors, shapes and patches of light captivate her imagination. Her work abstracts nature but maintains recognizable subjects: wind blown leaves, deep foreboding shadows of northern pine forests or purple-stained wood of pine beetle infestations. The colors, details, and perspective warp, blending into an expressive interpretation of the natural world.
“My paintings are perceptual studies of how the eyes perceive shapes and colours in the natural world. I focus on one area within the landscape and paint what I see and feel without moving my eyes from the main subject playing with clarity of vision and abstraction. The colours and textures resonate and vibrate within my eyes. I allow the colours, details, and perspective to warp and blend together into an expressive interpretation of the subject, to express my impression of the landscape’s soul.”
C. currently teaches Visual Art at Lower Canada College in Montreal, Quebec. Upon completing her art studies, she taught in Ontario for seven years and then went overseas for eleven years, teaching in five different countries around the world. 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 in her travels. Carol’s artworks are included in many private collections in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and the Philippines. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the Philippines.