ART IS AN ONGOING DESIRE, DRIVEN BY MY LOVE OF THE PAINT, AND OF EXPRESSING OF
MY SELF ON PAPER COUPLED WITH THE JOY OF SHARING MY ART WITH OTHERS. THERE IS
SOMETHING GOING ON SPIRITUALLY WHEN THE FINAL BRUSH STROKES AND THE DELIVERY OF
THE PIECE IS TAKING PLACE. THE EXPRESSION OF LOVE ON THE PART OF THE RECEIVER
IS SO VERY VISIBLE. AT THIS MOMENT WE ARTISTS SHARE IN GOD'S CREATION. |
IS NEVER A DAY THAT ART, THE MAKING OF IT, STUDYING IT, OR THE TEACHING OF IT
, CANNOT BRING JOY TO MY LIFE. I OFTEN WONDER TO MYSELF IF OTHERS ARE HAVING AS
GOOD A TIME AS I'M HAVING|
WHEN I'M PAINTING. THIS MEDIUM OF WATERCOLORS, THE
SPONTANEITY, THE GENTLE SOFT WASHES AND THE IMMEDIACY OF THE DRYING, ARE SOME
OF THE ASPECTS THAT I LOVE.
IT STARTED AS SIMPLE SKETCHING AT AGE 12 AND
CHANGED AND GREW OVER THE YEARS TO THE FULFILLMENT OF MYSELF. I HAVE THE PEACE
OF KNOWING MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH ART HAS BEEN LIFE GIVING AND JOYOUS BEYOND ALL
MY WILDEST DREAMS.
COMMISSIONS FOR HIRE: |
SCENES FOR ALL OCCATiONS: Paintings of your
choice, house portraits done in the atmosphere of sunny summer days, a bright
cold wintry day or the beautiful fall colors of red and orange to lift your spirit.
a beautiful PORTRAIT of your home created by the artist. House paintings are prepared
on-site, by commission and contact referals.
Serving communities including
New Haven and Fairfield counties in Connecticut.
HOUSE PORTRAITS PRICES |
x 12" for $275
12" x 18" for $500 to $650
x 24" for $650 to $950
Ink drawings and note cards made from your
commissioned home portrait are also available.
Lou Horan |
New Haven, CT USA
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was aware of my artistic desires as early as 12 years old. I would sketch everything
from a lamp to a flower vase or anything that was in my home. Loving the pursuit
and the making of art, I felt a joy. Then the desire took me to enter a correspondence
course. The school sent two people to my home and said I had ability, but I was
too young, try when I was older. This was crushing for me but I was not discouraged.
The years went by, I finished school, got married and had two children. During
my childrens naps, I set up slides of our vacations and then to paint from
them. Watercolors are fast drying, and with slides I could return anytime to work
on my painting. I took classes one day a week for nstruction and to gain confidence
in my work to enter the market to sell. My life after that was ongoing courses,
private teachers and a lot of dedication.
I am in business painting commissions, making prints and printing my extensive
line of note cards. Due to my circumstances, things evolved and I was recommended
for teaching at a senior center in a life giving class for 12 years, I volunteer
for ILR in still another painting class. I often speak about my work and how it
supplies me with Love, Joy, and Peace.
Lou Horan, who lives in New Haven, has been making watercolor paintings for more
than 25 years. Her journey has explored many facets, meanings, and perspectives
of art. To her the most important view has been that of mentorship and interaction
with clients and students. |
Mary Lou is a painter of city scenes, floral
arrangements, animal patterns, and historic homes.
Her direction in painting
has evolved especially in the role of impressionistic portrait painter of houses,
which has given her constant inspiration to work deeper in the medium of water
color, in an evolving understanding of angle, proportional mass, surroundings,
and visual perspective. Her style has developed from celebrated artist programs
with Ernest Spring, of the Toledo, Ohio art club, Hilda Levy and Graziella De
Solodow of the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, and Katie Beecher from Incarnation
Center in Ivoryton Connecticut and explored Chinese Brush Painting. She currently
teaches water color painting at Allingtown Senior Center.
Ms. Horan is
a recreational therapist who received her degree at South Central Community College.
Lou Horan is an active member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club at the John
Slade Ely House.
Her Work has been seen during the Citywide Open Studios
1999 to 2003.
Her work has been shown at Lyman Auditorium at Southern
Connecticut State University, New Haven City Hall Gallery, extended displays at
St. Raphael's Hospital, New Haven Rehabilitation Center, the York Square Cinema
Gallery and the Holly and Ivy show at the New Haven Chapel Square Mall.
commission painter, she has painted historic homes in the local New Haven area
for 20 years.
She has contributed to convalescent recreation, and has
used her skills and talents in Art Therapy.
She has served the New Haven
community by working with a special needs group at Fellowship pi., and Ellsworth
Avenue Group Home.
And, she has held an appointment as secretary of the
board for the Mount Carmel Art Association.