A lifetime of painting has taught me that one must never stop learning. Each new painting must have meaning, however subtle, and for the true artist the energy and thought that goes into each new painting never stops.
My realism deals with ideas, people and places, and their connections to the land and environment. The images are ultimately a strong testament to timelessness and enduring life. Sometimes surreal images, humor and metaphors are employed to emphasize the unusual and stimulate the viewer’s imagination.
While the subject matter varies, the style remains the same. I work in acrylics on large canvas and also paint 3 dimensional constructions using hollow pine cubes of 3 inch deep canvas of various sizes following in the footsteps of the “cubists”.
Lois Duffy is a New York native, living in New Mexico since 1997. She studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY before moving to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, where she pursued an art career and raised a family. From there, Lois spent 12 years in Florida showing her large acrylic paintings throughout the state, including a solo show in Miami Beach. Silver City NM is now her home, studio and gallery.
Her long career has included many shows and awards throughout the country. Her work is included in prestigious private and public collections. One of her most famous paintings, “Buffalo Bar,” is part of the Capitol Art Collection in the State Capitol in Santa Fe NM. Her paintings hang in the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield MA and Williams College, Williamstown MA. Her work was chosen for the permanent collection of the Ringling Museum in Sarasota FL.