Lois Bender

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View Image Details Inspiration Bookcase of treasured books, mementos, talismans and memories....

Inspiration Bookcase of treasured books, mementos, talismans and memories....

View Image Details Display of work in living room area of Studio Space.

Display of work in living room area of Studio Space.

View Image Details Triptych of monoprints and drypoints of Pond images

Triptych of monoprints and drypoints of Pond images

View Image Details Reviewing the Pond Series in Watercolors

Reviewing the Pond Series in Watercolors

View Image Details Combined Brush and Print panels of Ponds; GardenSpiritsNYl Watercolor Floral Painting

Combined Brush and Print panels of Ponds; GardenSpiritsNYl Watercolor Floral Painting

View Image Details Reviewing the Pond Series in Monoprints

Reviewing the Pond Series in Monoprints

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My Watercolor Paintbox

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My Studio Panoramic View


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My Paintings and Prints offers fresh mixes of abstraction, design, digital and brush. Water reflections have always inspired me. I’m an artist who enjoys seeing the complexities in nature, specifically how water reflections on surfaces and in the depths shift into abstraction-distorting reality. The pond is like a mirror and eye connecting the sky to the earth. Mine is a cosmic and holistic view of the earth and how we humans connect through art, culture and emotion. I like the place where reality and abstraction meet and all the liberties an artist can take. For me, the pond is a playground where art and nature mix in mesmerizing aquatic theatrical imagery. I’m in my element in my The Pond Series/water themes— happy as a clam! additionally…

Lois combines her background in art direction and graphic design with personal expression in drawing, watercolor, photography, and printmaking to produce a fresh synthesis of style. Her commercial brand GardenSpiritsNY Designs grew out of her Retail Gift Industry experience and her love of nature. Bender’s art practice explores nature themes in gardens, etc. at residencies in France and The Hamptons, NY, as well as the Women’s Studio Workshop. With a B.A. from Hunter College, NY and an MFA from Boston University, she teaches art and watercolor techniques in the Metro NY area. She is an Art Professor at Essex County College in Newark, NJ who lives and works in Manhattan and is an urban/garden sketcher who celebrates nature in all its poetic and ephemeral serendipity.


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