About Lois Kilberg

Lois Kilberg

Lois Kilberg works under the name "Lois Legacy Art LLC" as the sole owner and artist. Her goal is to create lasting legacies through art. Lois is a realist artist working primarily in watercolor and also fluent in digital art, charcoal, and pencil techniques. She lives in Hudson, NH, and her art is found in many private collections in the U.S. She has received numerous commissions and has participated in public art projects, including creating art for the Iron Rangers at the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, MA.

Lois is inspired by nature and geography with its ever-inspiring topography. Her subject matter ranges from still life to historic buildings and landmarks to landscapes. She enjoys creating portrait commissions for people to capture special memories for them! She has created many commissioned paintings of houses, pets, and people. She is recognized for her unique, artistically rendered, and to-scale topographical maps created using archival paper. For her, “These maps provide a way of containing and learning about the world around us that is normally too large to be seen. The maps bring out elements of the beauty in nature that might otherwise not be noticed.”

Her many juried exhibitions and awards include an Award of Merit from Manhattan Arts International in “The Healing Power of ART” 2019 exhibition. Renee Phillips, Director and Curator, remarked, “Lois’ painting ‘Seasonal Berries’ is an exuberant and life-affirming expression of nature through the artist’s deft painting techniques, lively composition and attention to detail.” The painting was also selected for a juried exhibition presented by the New England Watercolor Society, juried by Tony van Hasselt, AWS, internationally known watercolor artist and teacher. She has also had exhibitions in the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA and in the State House as well as an Arlington, MA, exhibit in which she received a Second Place Award.

Lois’ art has been published in four books, including those for Morehouse Education Resources, and has been published in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts catalog. Her artwork has also been featured in Artist Portfolio Magazine.

The lyrical and harmonious qualities found in Lois’ artwork reflect her life-long interest in music. She earned a BA in Music Composition from Wheaton College, IL before she pursued her career in fine art and after attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is a member of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Nashua Area Artists Association, and NH Made.

Lois changed her name due to marriage. All Lois' pieces with the last name Kilberg, Mitchell, and Wright are done by the same person.

Education

Illustration Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Bachelors of Music Composition from Wheaton College, Illinois

Exhibits and Awards

2019 "Seasonal Berries", Award of Merit, Manhattan Arts International “The Healing Power of ART” 2019 exhibition. Renee Phillips, Director and Curator

2017 "Water Tower" watercolor selected for juried exhibit, The Brush Gallery, Lowell, juried by Suzanne Scanlan of the Rhode Island School of Design BA, Stonehill College; PHD, Brown University; MA, Brown University, David Nolta, PhD, Professor, History of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design BA, English and Art History, University of Michigan; MA, English Literature, University of Chicago; PhD, History of Art, Yale University, and Jennifer Hache’, Exhibitions and Fabrications Department, Art Handler, Worcester Art Museum M.A., Art history, Amherst, University of Massachusetts

2016 Two illustrated children’s books published, “Willie, A Drop of Rain” and “Emma and the Baby”

2015 “Seasonal Berries” watercolor selected for juried exhibit New England Watercolor Society’s Regional Exhibition, juried by Tony van Hasselt, AWS, internationally known watercolor artist and teacher

2014 Two illustrated children’s books published, “The Good Shepherd” and “The Great Family”, Morehouse Education Resources

2014 2014 “Study of Sargent’s Work” watercolor selected for juried exhibit, "Fabulous Forgeries", The Brush Gallery, Lowell, juried by Liana Cheney, Former Chair, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

2014 “Whistler Courtyard Birdhouse” watercolor selected for juried exhibit, Whistler House, Lowell

2014 Western Avenue Lofts Open Studios and Lowell Open Studios, Lowell MA. Pieces on exhibit at Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell MA

2012, 2014 Public Art, original illustrations painted on Iron Rangers at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, MA

2007 - 2014 West Medford Open Studios, Medford, MA

2004 - 2014 Images of Arlington exhibits, Arlington MA. Photo entry selected for exhibit at State House in 2006. Watercolor entry voted second place in 2009

2013 “Silent Spring” illustration published in 2013 summer catalog for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts

2003 - 2013 Arlington Open Studios, Arlington MA

2012 “Spring Promise” pencil drawing selected for juried exhibit “Artists in the Arboretum 2012: Looking Closely”, Hunnewell Visitor Center, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain MA

2012 “Parking Problem” illustration chosen for fall catalog for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts

2011 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Continuing Education juried exhibit, watercolor “Fall Twig in Bottle”, watercolor “Marbles”, and pencil “Recital Audience”

2011 Honorable Mention for watercolor “Marbles”, Realism Art Contest, 2011 Spring/ Summer issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine