Jude Lobe

Jude Lobe

I work as a graphic designer and visual artist. Nature is my muse. A love of nature has been a con­tin­ual thread through­out my life and my paint­ings and enam­els are inspired by the nat­ural envi­ron­ment. My desire is to cap­ture the emo­tion of the scene with tex­ture, brush strokes, glazes and col­ors cho­sen from the palette of the envi­ron­ment I’m paint­ing. It’s the mem­ory of the place or expe­ri­ence that I want to express. The process begins with a walk out­side, then fol­lowed with quick sketches and color notes. Then back at the stu­dio I begin to paint the images I remember.

This year my theme is earth and sky and the con­nec­tions between us and the nat­ural world. As a part of nature, I believe we need to respect the con­nec­tion we have with the nat­ural envi­ron­ment. In nature things change, evolve. Like a for­est goes through an eco­log­i­cal suc­ces­sion, so do we as indi­vid­u­als evolve and are at present a com­pi­la­tion of bits and pieces of the expe­ri­ences we trav­eled. This idea I want to trans­late in my art. Cold wax and oil lends itself per­fectly in express­ing this idea. It affords the oppor­tu­nity to show a his­tory of the paint­ing by build­ing up lay­ers, obscur­ing what’s beneath, and remov­ing lay­ers to reveal bits of past lay­ers. It rep­re­sents the his­tory of a life that becomes the com­pi­la­tion of bits and pieces of it’s past experiences.

Artist’s Web­site

Payne’s Prairie Marsh

1st Place in 2D — Stand­ing Tall — Ala­mance Arti­sans Guild at Cen­ter for Cre­ative Lead­er­ship, 5/2016
Beauty & the Peace • Accepted in Nat’l Juried Show 2015 Bank of the Arts Annual Juried Exhi­bi­tion
1st Place — Where Buf­falo Roam • Enamel and cop­per • Art­Fest 2012 Fine Art Com­pe­ti­tion
Cedars Watch­ing Sun­set • Accepted in Nat’l Juried Show, Dimen­sions 2012
Three art­works pur­chased by Ala­mance Regional Hos­pi­tal
Art­work in a Rock­e­feller fam­ily col­lec­tion
Joe Thomp­son por­trait, Mebane Pub­lic Library

Spring Fling, Jill Trout­man Gallery, May 5, 6 & 7, 2017. FMI click here.
UNWRITTEN THOUGHTS: An Exhibit of Encaus­tics, Stokes County Arts Cen­ter, open­ing Oct. 27, 5:30 — 8 pm.

Offer­ing Encaus­tic work­shops, click FMI

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