A resident of Helena, Montana since 1993, Lou came from Massachusetts to study Architecture and Art at MSU. Throughout his practice of architecture he incorporated his love of painting. Having learned watercolor from Walter Hook at U of M, he continues his art education by frequently enrolling in painting workshops and today paints in all the various media including his unique combination of watercolor with pastel. Lou also enjoys teaching a variety of classes. Although his repertoire of subject matter is wide, the painting of architecture and people are his mainstay. To this end he frequently travels to Europe to paint its' old architecture on location. His style is considered romantic realism. His work has been exhibited at the Charles Russell and the Lewis & Clark Center in Great Falls, Glacier Park, and the Holter Museum in Helena, Montana. Lou' art works is available as originals, artist's reproductions and commissioned works.
Louis, originally a watercolorist, gradually expanded into pastels, and often applying the soft pastel over the dried watercolor. Louis has now added oil to his media list. Louis enjoys painting people and can easily include them in his landscapes.
“Winter’s Twilight 11 x14 oil, “Yea, A Snow Day” 18”x 12” pastel on watercolor, “Sunday in the Park “ 11” x 14” oil, “After the Bath” 22”x 22” oil