Lois’s acrylic and watercolor paintings are in the homes of private collectors in the United States. She is an artists’ advocate, having served on various arts related community committees, such as the Art in Public Spaces Committee for the City of Daytona Beach. Additionally, she is a member of the Florida Women’s Art Association, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, the Artists’ Workshop of New Smyrna Beach and the Museum of Arts and Sciences.
Lois Berardi was born in New York City and spent her early years there and Boston. During that time her artistic skills were nurtured by her father, a professional musician, and recognized by her teachers. Now, over 50 years later, Lois’ inspiration for her paintings comes from an appreciation of the natural beauty of her surroundings, especially the greater Ormond Beach area. Her interpretations of water and other nature scenes are characterized by a gentle touch with interspersion of intense colors. Her portraits are realistic, candid, and intense.
Lois moved to the Daytona area in the late 1950’s. Her formal education and life’s work was in the mental health field, primarily in educational settings. Now retired and living in Ormond Beach, she expresses herself artistically through painting. Lois is a student of Florida artist Beau Wild. Additionally, she has studied with Eric Wiegardt, of Ocean Park, Washington and Tim Wilmot, United Kingdom.