Loretta McNair - Fine Artist

Loretta McNair

San Pedro, CA - United States








Loretta McNair

San Pedro, CA - United States

Loretta McNair - Fine Artist

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February 13th, 2011







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About Loretta McNair

Loretta was a self-taught artist since childhood. Coming from a fairly large family, she used to find peace in the solitude of a corner of the house with her pencil and paper, making coloring books for her sisters or drawing from real life or her imagination. In 2nd grade, she drew a charcoal portrait of a classmate whose startling likeness surprised even herself. Her grandfather encouraged her passion by supplying her with art materials from pastel crayons to oil paints, canvas & easel. He also fostered her musical education, sending her to guitar school throughout her teenage years. However, he insisted she spend her formal education in the business fields because 'artists can't make a decent living.' She continued to paint portraits for her own enjoyment and gave oil paintings away as gifts until realizing it was time to honor her creative gift and devote much more time to its development and the prospect of an income from it.

Hence, it wasn't until her own daughter was an adult that she took her first art class, choosing the private school across the street from where she lived, Mission Renaissance. She spent two years in their program, then discovered Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and studied painting and advanced portraiture with their instructors for two years, culminating with one class in France, then returning to Mission Renaissance. She is now studying under the tutelage of two world-renown artists, Rino Gonzalez and James Zar, through Parkhurst Galleries in San Pedro, CA. Due to her love of learning, her self-education will continue permanently, whether in formal educational settings or the instructional books of the modern great artists that fill her home library.

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Winter Always Turns to Spring by Loretta McNair


Divine Hum by Loretta McNair


Nature's Nectar by Loretta McNair


Rescued Hum by Loretta McNair


Guitar Player by Loretta McNair


Einstein by Loretta McNair


Gelato Fiasco by Loretta McNair


Boy at Fountain of Youth by Loretta McNair


Harpin' Tiger by Loretta McNair


Girl at Fountain of Youth by Loretta McNair


Tango Feet by Loretta McNair


Entwined by Loretta McNair


Elton John's Tiny Dancer by Loretta McNair


Mother and Child Reunion by Loretta McNair


Stand By Me by Loretta McNair


ChipmonKonductor by Loretta McNair


Bass Monkey by Loretta McNair


Kitten on the Keys by Loretta McNair


Conga Rabbit by Loretta McNair


Yellow Dog Blues Redux by Loretta McNair


Fishy Gillespie by Loretta McNair


Pelican Crash by Loretta McNair


Pandalin by Loretta McNair


Froggy Woggy Bugle Boy by Loretta McNair

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