Carol Loeb, a Senior Signature member of the Canadian Federation of Artists, earned her Fine Arts Certificate from Fanshawe College and her BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Art History from McMaster University. She worked as a commercial artist before beginning her 32-year career teaching art in schools across Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Kuwait, the Philippines, and the USA. In 2020, she left teaching to focus full-time on her own art.
Carol’s main subject is the landscape, both rural and urban. She works mainly in acrylics, usually blocking in dark and mid-tone areas first then adding thin layers of saturated color to create luminosity and depth. The result is a realism that goes beyond a photographic representation or record of place. In the lead-up to Canada’s 150th anniversary, she conceived and executed the Trans-Canada 150 art project, a cross-continental documentation of the Canadian landscape along the Trans-Canada Highway from coast to coast, culminating in a series of 52 studio paintings and a book. More recently, as travel had been restricted by the global pandemic, she has concentrated on industrial and urban landscapes.
Carol has had several solo shows in Canada and the USA. Her work has been awarded prizes and earned recognition in exhibitions presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists, the American Artists Professional League, the Northwest Watercolor Society, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, among others. Her work has been featured in Billie Magazine, The Artists’ Magazine as a winner of the Over 60 competition in 2020, and in Artist Talk magazine in 2021. She is represented by galleries in Montreal, Toronto, Perth, and Laguna Beach, CA. Her works are in private collections in Canada, USA, Germany, UK and Philippines.