It all started when this artist/horticulturist moved back to Manhattan. What was she to do with the worthless seed and plant catalogs showing up in the mailbox, no garden, and a studio that lacked proper ventilation for oil painting? Cut and paste! That was the springboard, which began this adventure of layering collaged items with paint and ink.
In retrospect it makes perfect sense. Years of experience creating large-scale floral arrangements and building gardens taught more about color, composition and construction than what I learned in art school. Nowadays these painting/collages have become the optimum vehicle in which to articulate my thoughts.
Lois Cremmins has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including Eyebuzz Gallery, Chashama, Katonah Museum, Grand Bohemian Gallery, NYC College of Technology and a public work for the City of Yonkers. A grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Barbara Deming Fund, Cremmins holds degrees in both Fine Art and Horticulture.