Kris Loya

Watercolor and Gouache Painting
Round Hill Arts Center Guest
35246 Harry Byrd Highway Round Hill, VA 20141
Loudoun Valley, Stop #25

Peonies of Skaneateles, Watercolor on Arches paper, 8
Peonies of Skaneateles, Watercolor on Arches paper, 8" x 10", 2015

Artist Statement

Growing up on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, I knew I was destined to become an artist. There, I was surrounded by the vibrant colors of tropical flowers, blue-green seas and the hypnotizing yellow-orange of a perfectly sun-ripened mango.

After moving to the US, I became fascinated with the changing seasons and looked forward to spring and summer when my beloved flowers would appear again. My garden is filled with carefully tended roses, many varieties of hibiscus and the most magnificent magenta bougainvillea bush. Beauty grows everywhere. It is so easy to fall in love with peonies and poppies just as much as hibiscus and ginger lilies.

My watercolors capture the lively, bright colors of the floral world. I have no formal training, so I approach the media intuitively with a lifelong love and passion. If I had to pick a few things to survive whilst stuck on a deserted island they would be a tube of opera rose, a sable brush, a watercolor sketchbook and of course, my husband Steve.

Jelly Bouquet, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11
Jelly Bouquet, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11" x 14", 2016
Flament Street, Watercolor and Ink on Arches paper, 8
Flament Street, Watercolor and Ink on Arches paper, 8" x 10", 2014
She Teaches Music, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11
She Teaches Music, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11" x 14", 2015
Butterfly Flower, Watercolor on Arches paper, 8
Butterfly Flower, Watercolor on Arches paper, 8" x 10", 2016
Hayleigh, Watercolor on Canvas, 16
Hayleigh, Watercolor on Canvas, 16" x 20", 2016
Cranberry Woods, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11
Cranberry Woods, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11" x 14", 2015
Wayne, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11
Wayne, Watercolor on Arches paper, 11" x 14", 2015
Jessica, Watercolor on paper, 5
Jessica, Watercolor on paper, 5" x 7", 2015
Frances, Watercolor on Arches paper, 8
Frances, Watercolor on Arches paper, 8" x 10", 2014

Offering on tour: Watercolors on canvas, paper (framed and unframed) and gicleée prints.

Loudoun Valley Stop #25

Visit Kris Loya at Round Hill Arts Center
Round Hill Art Center is just beyond Round Hill on Route 7 West. We are located in the same building as the Hill High Marketplace. Traveling west, we are on the right.