| Louis Zobeck i.s.a.p |
In my youth I remember my Mother pointing out gorgeous skies, and delicate lighting effects, or the delicate colors of the flowers in her garden. My Father an artist in his own right, did large pen and ink drawings, in the style that was contemporary during the early 20th century.
While in the South, and in Europe, I did many small plein air drawings and watercolors of the local areas. I attempted to capture scenes from the Swamps of South Carolina, and street scenes in Europe.
Upon returning home to Colorado U.S.A., after serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1967, anxious to paint some large paintings on canvas, I discovered Acrylics in an art supply store, and bought a set of twelve colors. They were so different from Oils, or Watercolor, and there was no one to teach the techniques that had experience in this new medium. After a week or two of frantic experimentation, I fell in love with both, the paint and my beloved Southwest. I was painting large landscapes with rich impasto. Although I love watercolor, and oils, I was quick to add acrylics to my paint box.
Zobeck was born and lives in Pueblo, Colorado and is among the first Americans to be juried into the then National Acrylic Painters Association, which is now the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University –Pueblo.
Bachelor of Science , Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Colorado Teacher’s Certificate, Secondary High School level, Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Certificate. Major: Computer Information Systems Certificate Pueblo Community College.