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When I am painting, time flies by as the painting progresses and I am in a different place for a while. Even after painting for many years, there is always another challenge, another problem to be solved. When my work is going well, I am filled with a sense of satisfaction.
Although I work in oil, watercolor, and pastel, oil is my favorite medium. I like the depth and vibrancy that are unique to oil colors. And with oil paint, I can build up texture as well as achieve subtle effects.
I enjoy painting both still life and landscapes. My landscape paintings are done from life or from photographs taken while walking in nature. When setting up a still life, the manipulation of objects until they form a pleasing composition from which to paint is both challenging and gratifying. The addition of flowers, fruit, leaves or other natural elements often enhances my still life paintings.
After teaching elementary school for several years, Louise Steinbach began pursuing a lifelong interest by enrolling in art classes in 1972 when she and her family moved to Palos Heights, Illinois. Since that time she has been painting, studying and teaching art.
In 1974 Louise joined the Town and Country Art League and has been a member since then serving as an officer or committee member for over thirty years. She has held memberships and committee positions in several other art leagues in the Chicago area.
Louise has studied watercolor, oil and acrylic with Phyllis Kozlowski, John Howard, Gerald Merfeld, John Stribrny and Jean Szendrei. After more than twelve years of teaching art classes, Louise is now focused on creating original oil, pastel and watercolor artwork.
Louise has had one-woman shows of her landscapes and florals in oil at Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park, Illinois; The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, Indiana; and LaGrange Art League Gallery, LaGrange, Illinois. She has been part of a two-woman show at the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois. Louise currently exhibits in juried shows and league galleries throughout the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana and has won numerous awards.