Loretta Kaltenhauser

Combining the esthetic feel of ancient and modern, Loretta uses a bold mix of styles ranging from weathered and organic to sleek and contemporary. Using brushes, palette knives and tools she engineered herself, she manipulates acrylic paint on canvas creating works that are either purely abstract or have landscape elements to them. Loretta's process starts out very spontaneously, then becomes more detailed as the image presents itself. Her goal is not to document subjects or to make statements, but to make an emotional connection to the viewer allowing them to explore their own spirit and inspire them as well. Loretta's work has won several awards and can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada and the U.S.