Lobe began as a visual artist in her youth by concentrating on painting. After a hiatus of staying home to raise her children, she returned to the art world as a graphic designer. During that time Lobe began taking enameling classes, studying with some of the best enamelists like Averill Shepps, Don Viehman and Steve Artz. Lobe is fascinated with the luminosity of enamels and the fact that they are dynamic. They are always changing depending on the light and shadows that play across them.
While Lobe is presently still enameling, she has also dove back into painting, studying with Lois Griffel and Susan Sarsback, to learn to capture the radiant light in nature of which Monet and the impressionist were so passionate.
The exhibit, Provence Revisited, will be at the Carolina Creations until June 27, 2011. Carolina Creations is one of the most popular fine art and contemporary craft galleries in New Bern. It's owned by Janet & Michael Francoeur. Janet is also a painter and displays her watercolor paintings of New Bern in the gallery. Michael is a potter and also displays his work at the gallery.
You can visit Carolina Creations online at http://www.carolinacreationsnewbern.com. More of Lobe's work can be seen on her website at http://JudeLobe.com.
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Carolina Creations is a fine art and contemporary craft gallery located at 317A Pollock St. in New Bern, NC.