Kristi Lund Lozier
in the main gallery
“All the World is a Garden”
in the side gallery
Exhibition Showing: June 2nd-July 29th
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4th
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Ankeny Art Center gallery and receptions are free and open to the public
Wine and appetizers will be served
Kristi Lund Lozier grew up in Des Moines, attended Roosevelt High School and graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in 1974 with a double major in Journalism and Art. Her mother was a chemist as well as a registered dietitian and Kristi's father was an engineer at the John Deere plant in Ankeny. Kristi is a former media director, account executive and vice president of Gerdes Advertising, Inc. She is also a very active community leader serving many different organizations in the greater Des Moines area.
Kristi’s work has been in many shows in Iowa and Colorado. She takes great pride and joy in creating commissioned work. She lives in Des Moines and her studio is on Grand Avenue, close to home.
This helps her to be a daughter, sister, sister-in-law, wife, mother, aunt, mother-in-law, neighbor, artist, and friend.
“My paintings are figurative, fauvist, and hopefully timeless. I paint what I know. I try to find a mix of aesthetic representation, in a moment, or a thought, a feeling or an emotion the viewer can connect with. A memory experienced and placed into a composition of line and color. I like the idea of controlling the space on white canvas or on paper and balancing the colors and lines. I love the way paint flows and the way line leads. I am trying to make permanent past and present thoughts together. I look for that point of truth that may touch a painful bit of honesty or a fresh instant now. I hope to inspire thoughtful consideration to engage time for a moment everlasting.”
Susan is currently working on series of oil portraits of individuals in their ‘natural expressive poses’. She finds each person’s gift and talent and then captures them in an action or pose so to capture their personality, soul and life in the work.
“Naturescapes are personally alluring to paint also for me. I will display several paintings inspired by memorial moments, wildlife scenes and tranquil hidden gardens.
People, movement and life inspire me to paint; capturing an emotion, expression or gesture in action, gives great joy to the painting process and greater joy when the viewer receives the same.
Development of a painting in any medium for me begins with the value sketch. Next, the form is developed through analysis of the light direction. The shadows, cast shadows, reflected light, and highlights determine the temperature and color scheme. The last development for me is to push the background and foreground into contrasts, so the painting ‘pops’ and the original subject’s life is captured.
Taking inspiration from a ‘three-dimensional’ life breathing object and then painting it on a ‘two-dimensional’ canvas becomes magical to me as the artist. If the viewer is drawn into the painting’s life by association, then I know I have succeeded.”
he Ankeny Art Center is located in a city park at SW Third and State Front Road. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm, Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm, Friday 9am to 1pm and Saturday 9 am to noon. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday.