Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art - Paintings and Art
Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art

Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art

Cobourg, Canada

"Creating abstract works with landscape elements to them or a touch of realism is my passion."
I strive to combine the aesthetic feel of ancient and modern using a bold mix of styles, ranging from weathered and organic to sleek and contemporary.
Using brushes and palette knives, I create works that are either abstract or have landscape elements to them.
My process starts out very spontaneously, then becomes more detailed as the image presents itself.
My goal is not to document subjects or to make statements, but to make an emotional connection with the viewer allowing them to explore their own spirit and to inspire them as well.
Q&A

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"At times I have a plan ( that always changes ) but most often I begin intuitively choosing the colors I want for that day and then I begin painting. As the image presents itself to me, I begin to develop it and add the details. Each of my artworks have their own way of evolving and I take care not to overthink or overwork the piece. I know exactly when they are complete as the painting rings true and beautiful to me."
-- Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"My hope is that with each of my representations, the dialogue between observer and artistic conception would be unbounded and unending, concrete yet mysterious, all the while inviting a stream of consciousness that transcends plain sight and mere intellectuality."
-- Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"The most unexpected surprise was when I posted my artwork on Instagram for the first time. I received a message from an art collector saying they were interested in viewing my work and asked where I was located. It turned out they has just moved to my neighborhood and lived down the street. I was just changing out of my work clothes when the doorbell rang and there they were ! They purchased two paintings and took them home - awesome !"
-- Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"My medium of choice is acrylic, as it dries quickly and allows me to paint for hours on end. I prefer to work on one painting until completion, giving it my entire focus and this medium enables me to add several layers and textures at once."
-- Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
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What motivates and inspires you?

"Although I'm elated that I create full time, I certainly do not wake up every morning inspired skipping into my studio. I find that more often than not, the real motivation comes after I've already started a piece, and then it kicks in big time. My true inspiration comes from my heart and soul."
-- Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
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What makes a space special?

"Anytime a client adds my artwork to their home or office is what creating is all about for me ~ that another soul has connected with my work and takes it to their forever home. Regardless of what my intention was for the piece, I am happy that it resonated with them. They view it through their own visions, experiences and dreams ."
-- Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
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What’s unique about your work?

"In my latest series, I incorporate a touch of realism into my abstract landscapes using various buildings as homes, farms, gas stations, etc. . I consider myself first and foremost an abstract artist, however, adding these new realistic elements opens up a new and exciting avenue for me."
-- Loretta Kaltenhauser Contemporary Fine Art
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