Lois Adams Goldstone was born in Paris, France, grew up in New York City, and lived in Seattle, Washington, and Westchester County, New York, as well as Bangor and Boothbay, Maine. After more than 35 years of painting in the Boothbay region, she relocated to Topsham, Maine and a studio in nearby Brunswick.
Although she is from a family of artists, Lois’s early adulthood was too consumed with the process of raising more than a respectable number of children to devote significant time and effort to her artistic calling. Moving to Maine more than three decades ago brought change and the world of art became a mostly full-time passion, study, and occupation. Except for occasional forays West and Southwest, the woods, fields and shores of Maine have dominated her career ventures. The State became her primary muse; her paintings assure us that there is still endless beauty and magic in this struggling world as we view it beyond our personal boundaries.
Lois’s paintings, both oils and pastels, are seldom literal translations of an observed scene, but reflect the sense of joy and awe experienced when viewing nature’s offerings. They attempt to provoke in their use of color, achieving an artful balance between impression and reality.
Lois has been represented primarily by the Wiscasset Bay Gallery. She enjoyed many one-person shows and exhibits. She was President of the Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor from 1992 – 1996 and was chosen by Governor Angus King to create his Christmas card from the Blaine House.