As a contemporary, award winning artist, Loretta expresses her visions in a spontaneous and direct fashion. Acrylic paint is layered, subtracted and manipulated using palette knives, brushes and scrapers to synthesize an intricate and distinct tableau. Colours and shapes take on an energy of their own and each subsequent layer of texture and colour she adds reinterprets her thoughts and emotions. Loretta works with the passion that her motifs, their essence, will stimulate the mind's eye of the observer. She now lives in Cobourg, Ontario with her husband John.
I strive to combine the aesthetic feel of ancient and modern using a bold mix of styles, ranging from weathered and organic to sleek and contemporary. Using brushes and palette knives, I create works that are either abstract or have landscape elements to them. My goal is not to document subjects or to make statements, but to make an emotional connection with the viewer allowing them to explore their own spirit and to inspire them as well.