Louis D.

LOUIS D. has been creating art for his entire life. He mostly uses acrylic paint and acrylic markers when working on a painting, sometimes he’ll add some mixed media collage work as well.  He has been known to utilize copious amounts of masking tape on 3-D projects (usually trophies or plaques commemorating his many achievements).

When asked what excites him about doing art, his surprising answer was: “I don’t get excited. I like to listen to country western music when I do it. I don’t make trouble for anybody; I’m a lover not a fighter.”  He wants it to be know that he is “… the guy who does the art.”

Louis is a self-taught country artist who does what he calls “Cowboy Art”. Most of his paintings are of landscapes with buildings, surrounded by many paths. He often has a western theme to his work, with horses and cowboys often featured in some way.  He gets his inspiration from photographs or by traveling around and looking at things. “Every painting begins with a blueprint”, he explains.  He likes to start with an outline and fills in as he goes along.

A small painting may only take a week or so to complete, but a large painting could take many months. Big or small, it doesn’t matter to Louis. “I don’t have any favorites. I do it all.”

Louis isn’t shy when it comes to talking about his work with anyone who happens by his studio. When asked what he wants people to think or feel when they look at his art, he responds honestly by saying: “I want them to buy my paintings. I’m a businessman artist.”

I paint because it helps me to feel organized. I can make a "blueprint" when I start a painting and everything has its place: big places, small places... there is all that "connection"

Exhibitions

2019
Divergent Evolution
SMI
2018
CareOne Celebrates the Arts
CareOne, Fort Lee, NJ
2018
Private Showcase
Old Chatham Country Store & Café
2018
Private Showcase
TK Home & Garden
2018
Annual Summer Show
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2018
Jewish Disability Awareness
Adath Shalom Synagogue, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel & Oheb Shalom
2018
Go Bold, or Go Home!
Valley Arts Community Gallery, Orange, NJ
2018
Access-ABILITY Pop Up
Morris Museum
2018
et Tu, Art Brute?
Andrew Edlin Gallery
2017
I Did It My Wae
West Orange Arts Council
2016
Chairs of Inclusion
Firehouse Gallery
2016
Ellarslie Open
The Trenton City Museum
2016
Reel Abilities
Gaelen Gallery West
2015
Art Connections 11
George Segal Gallery
2015
People & Places that Inspire
Morris Arts - Zufall Health
2014
Chairs of Inclusion
Gaelen Gallery West
2014
Access-ABILITY Pop Up
Morris Museum
2014
Wae Group Show
Oheb Shalom
2014
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2014
Wae Group Show
SMI - Virginia Block Gallery
2013
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Honors

2017
September 2017 Healing Artist of the Month
Healing Arts, Atlantic Health System