Elayne Kuehler states, “I am Baton Rouge native, and known for being a romantic realist with a passion for capturing the beauty I see in life. I strive for the truthfulness of colors and designs that nature provides. My still lifes are painted directly from life. Landscapes are started on location and finished in my studio. Nature is the best teacher and her beauty can’t be topped. My chosen medium is oil but I love to work in pencil and enjoy gouache as well. My forte is painting the still life in oil with traditional landscapes coming in a close second. I find endless still life compositions in my own home, kitchen, and gardens. I am absolutely astounded with Louisiana landscapes, especially the ones that encompass the live oak. I find great inspiration indoors and outdoors.
Drawing the figure from life keep my drawing skills sharp, and sound compositions are attributed to learning from the old masters, Vermeer, Corot, Chardin, Constable, Peter Paul Rubens, and William Trost Richards, among others. I have painted for over 38 years and have studied with professional Arts in the Parks award winning artist Barrie Van Osdell, also with Carol Peebles and Auseklis Ozols of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and won each of their Faculty Awards. I am a full time artist and teach oil painting classes in my studio and also teach workshops nationally. “