began the artistic career of Langlois, whose exhibit, “One from
childhood talent flourished in
Her distinctive paintings, often described as “magic realism,” feature bright acrylics on linen and board. These highly detailed landscapes depict nature and figures in a brilliant garden paradise of color, the paint layered and glazed to perfection. Langlois, who paints directly on the surface, uses very few preliminary drawings because she derives her images strictly from memories and visual musings about the natural world.
“I love nature,” she says. “Each painting comes from my imagination or remembering a certain bug or flower. They evolve on the board, spontaneous; things just emerge. It’s more fun!”
of her delightful pieces will be presented at the MWA, with a reception on
Sunday, June 8, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. that offers an opportunity to meet this
artistic woman, Paper Boat Boutique & Gallery co-owner Faythe Levine, is
curator of the exhibition “Devotion to Thread” at Woodland Pattern Book Center on
Two upcoming events also connect art to the community: On Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Downer Avenue Plein Air Painting Competition, presented by the League of Milwaukee Artists, holds a silent auction outside the Downer Avenue Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Artists Working in Education. On Sunday, June 1, the Miller Lite Ride for Arts will raise money for the United Performing Arts Fund.