On Saturday, March 10, artist Lois Freeman-Fox will talk time travel for artists as she describes how she escaped from the 21st century to the 16th with a switch from digital painting to oil painting. The talk begins at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for students and museum members.
Lois Freeman-Fox studied sculpture at Cornell University and UC Berkeley, and used a sculptural approach to inform her 30 year career as a feature film and animation editor. When she established her studio in Fillmore in 1998, Freeman-Fox found that she was interested in figurative art. She had spent much of her life in sculpture and film working in three dimensions. To become a figurative painter she had to learn how to translate the three dimensional world into two dimensions.
At first Freeman-Fox used photography and painting on the computer to put images on canvas, but gradually her passion for drawing the human figure led to painting figures and landscapes in oils and that is where her passion currently lies. During her gallery talk, the artist will explain why the gradual shedding of digital technology for drawing and painting has been so liberating.
HEADER IMAGE: "Lupe Reading" by Lois Freeman-Fox, oil, Collection of the artist © Lois Freeman-Fox.