Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 3rd Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 3rd Floor; Left of Room 350

Outsider Art ➔ Love and Flowers

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.26.1
Artist:
Carmella Loftis
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Board
Date:
2012
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 54" Width: 54"
Historical Context:
Carmella Loftis began painting in 2000 when her husband, fellow artist Reb Roberts, gifted her a paint set, brushes and plywood boards with instructions to, “paint some pictures.” Of the first time she picked up a brush, Lofti’s says, “I felt inspired to try, to not be afraid and just do it. I love the connection you make with yourself while painting." Her work reflects her care-free painting style, representing a broad range of subject matter, including everything from colorful flowers to ghostly, bare landscapes. Her colorful canvases often reflect her influences from Native American mythology, cake baking, her love of flowers, Egyptian mythology and more. Loftis can truly and unapologetically find inspiration in anything.