Claudia Lohmann paints an untitled piece of artwork inside her Ladysmith home studio. Lohmann is one of 26 artists who are featured in an art show Friday through Sunday (May 29-31) at the Dorcester Hotel.

Claudia Lohmann paints an untitled piece of artwork inside her Ladysmith home studio. Lohmann is one of 26 artists who are featured in an art show Friday through Sunday (May 29-31) at the Dorcester Hotel.

Artist discovers her style in Canada

Claudia Lohmann among dozens of artists featured at upcoming art show in Nanaimo

var cpo = []; cpo[“_object”] =”cp_widget_397e531a-43bd-4e7f-96e2-76e56962c0c5″; cpo[“_fid”] = “A8CAGnM9xBD4”;
var _cpmp = _cpmp || []; _cpmp.push(cpo);
(function() { var cp = document.createElement(“script”); cp.type = “text/javascript”;
cp.async = true; cp.src = “//www.cincopa.com/media-platform/runtime/libasync.js”;
var c = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];
c.parentNode.insertBefore(cp, c); })(); Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.Inside the Lohmann GalleryA photo gallery of Vancouver Island artist Claudia Lohmann’s studio.Visitors are immediately greeted with a splash of colours inside the Lohmann Gallery.

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333Lohmann paints using acrylic colours on wood. She describes her style as "imaginative geometric abstract." The pieces are often very colourful.

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333The Lohmann Gallery is located in Ladysmith.

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333A chess set painted on top of an old piano bench. Lohmann uses old unwanted objects and refurbishes them in a process she calls "upscaling."

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333More examples of "upscaling."

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333Various pieces created by Lohmann hang inside her Ladysmith studio.

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333Lohmann’s painting, The Postman, is available for purchase at her Ladysmith studio.

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333Claudia Lohmann holds a poster advertising the A Brush With Spring art show, which takes place this weekend (May 29-31) in Nanaimo.

Photo by Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletinoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 500height 333

Claudia Lohmann has always been surrounded by art.

“My father was an artist. So I grew up with my father’s art all around,” Lohmann said.“My sister is a potter back in Germany and my brother has a photo studio.”

However, despite being surrounded by art her whole life, it was only a few years ago that Lohmann began painting.

“I met a younger artist here in Canada and he motivated me,” she said.

Since then, Lohmann has been creating a unique geometric style artwork, which she calls “imaginative geometric abstract.”

“Art is so normal for me,” Lohmann said. “Without art life would be totally boring.”

Lohmann will be just one of 26 different artists from across Vancouver Island, whose work will be featured at the A Brush With Spring art show, which runs this weekend (May 29-31).

The art show is organized by the Nanaimo chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and those involved in the show were selected through a lengthy jury process.

Lohmann was born in Germany and moved to Canada with her family in 1995 in an effort to be closer to the ocean.

“My husband and I always talked about when we are older we’d immigrate somewhere where the ocean is,” she said. “I never regretted it.”

Lohmann, who lives just outside of Nanaimo, mainly paints using acrylic colours on wood.

Her work is often filled with geometric patterns and shapes.

“It is very defined with where new colours begin and new colours end,” she said. “I paint mostly on wood and so when I am done I go over all of the different lines.”

In addition to her paintings, Lohmann also creates smaller accessory pieces using recycled material in a process that she calls “upcycling.”

“I find thing and fix them up,” she said.

Her pieces include a chess set made from an old piano chair, cutting boards candle holders and picture frames.

When it comes to creating art, Lohmann says the feeling she gets is the same as taking a holiday.

“It is just like having a holiday … it is relaxing,” Lohmann said. “A day of painting is a perfect day.”

The art show takes place inside the Harbour Room at the Dorcester Hotel, 70 Church St., this weekend (May 29-31). The show opens on Friday (May 29) at 1 p.m.

For more information, including a full list of show times and artist information, please visit http://nanaimofca.blogspot.ca. For information on Lohmann, please visit www.lohmanngallery.com.arts@nanaimobulletin.comFollow @npescod on Twitter.

Just Posted

Nanaimo author B.S. Thompson has released his debut novel, ‘The Book of Nodd.’ (Photo courtesy Nora Funk)
Nanaimo author invites readers into dangerous world of dreams in debut novel

B.S. Thompson unveils ‘The Book of Nodd’ with online launch June 20

Potters Virginia Dunseith and Ruth Porter present their joint exhibit ‘Dig It’ at Art 10 Gallery until the end of June. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Potters show pieces for home and garden at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Virginia Dunseith and Ruth Porter’s show ‘Dig It’ on display until end of June

Construction work continues on the City of Nanaimo’s new Fire Station No. 1 on Fitzwilliam Street. (News Bulletin file)
Next phase of borrowing approved as Nanaimo fire hall construction ongoing

City of Nanaimo CAO says construction on Fitzwilliam Street hall on schedule and budget

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Tenth Street near Southside Drive on Sunday, June 13. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Driver OK after crashing vehicle off the side of Nanaimo’s Tenth Street

Crews say wet roads a factor a crash Sunday, June 13

Emergency crews on scene of a two-car crash at the intersection of Cranberry Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway on Sunday, June 13. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Crash blocks Cranberry intersection in Nanaimo, no one injured

Incident blocks both southbound lanes of Trans-Canada Highway

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez, not pictured, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Habs fall 4-1 to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of NHL semifinal series

Match was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in 2021

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Vancouver Island artists get behind regional arts impact study

Artists urged to use their stature to help put arts and culture super-region on the map

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

Darren Campbell’s truck (pictured) was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)
Vancouver Island Good Samaritan’s truck stolen in nasty trick

‘Try to be a Good Samaritan and my $20,000 truck gets stolen right under my nose’

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

Creative handmade signs abound at the June 13 Tofino rally for old growth trees. (Nora O’Malley photo)
VIDEO: Tofino stands in solidarity for Fairy Creek Blockades

Over 150 supporters attend rally hosted by Friends of Clayoquot Sound

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. watching U.K.’s COVID struggles but don’t think province will see similar pitfalls

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

Most Read