Loretta Kaltenhauser is an established award-winning artist. She creates works that are either abstract or have landscape elements to them. She is originally from Belleville, Ontario, has lived most of her life in Toronto, and now resides in Cobourg, Ontario. Working at an unsatisfying office career for many years, Loretta felt the need to unleash her creativity, took that first step, and resigned. Loretta has now been creating full time for the last ten years, and in that short time has established herself as an accomplished contemporary artist with collectors in Canada, the United States, and the U.K. Using various brushes and palette knives, Loretta subtracts and manipulates acrylic paint on canvas to synthesize an intricate and distinct tableau. Colors and shapes take on an energy of their own and each layer of texture and color she adds reinterprets her thoughts and emotions.
“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 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.”