About the Artist
Lou Schellenberg is known for landscape paintings that include architectural elements. She works plein air from observation and also invents compositions in the studio from studies and memory.
Schellenberg's influences include growing up in New York and New England and spending many seasons on the Maine coast with family and friends. She attended Framingham State College and Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and then went on to receive a Masters in Fine Arts from the University at Albany in New York. Her love for learning continued through workshops with some of her favorite painters: Stuart Shils, Lois Dodd and Lennart Anderson.
For twenty years Schellenberg held a tenured position at Elizabethtown College, PA teaching painting and drawing. Recently retired she is now on the board of the Mount Gretna School of Art, a Chautauqua style intensive landscape painting program.
Lou currently divides her year between Pennsylvania, Maine, and Nova Scotia. Her paintings reflect a love of rural places, changing seasons and our relationship with nature. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in galleries, art centers and museums in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Canada including: The Demuth Museum, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Lancaster Museum of Art, The Woodmere Museum of Art, The Hoyt Institute, The Art Center in Orange VA, The Wayne Art Center, Boston Center for the Arts, Art Institute of Boston, The Fitchburg Art Museum in Massachusetts, and The Silvermine Art Center in Connecticut. She has won many awards including a Fellowship from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.
Lou's work is in numerous private and public collections and is represented by Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland Maine; Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA; Boston Art Inc., Boston, MA and The Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast Maine.