Lois Bender

Lois Bender

Painting a Summer Bouquet on a beautiful Summer Day in Sag Harbor

Art, Flowers and Gardens

Lois Bender, Daughter of Flora Bloom and granddaughter of Hortense Bloom!, has gardens, flowers and landscapes in her DNA and her family genealogy.... Watercolor's COLOR, LUMINOSITY AND FLUIDITY all express the majesty, lushness and various PERSONAS in flowers, GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES — Paradise for an artist to play and create in and INSPIRE HER PAPER GARDENS.   SHE IS BASED IN NEW YORK AND VISITS BEAUTIFUL GARDENS EVERYWHERE.....

Lois Bender combines her background in
art direction and graphic design and her creative expression in various mediums: drawing, watercolor, photography, and printmaking to create a fresh synthesis of styles. GardenSpiritsNY Designs grew out of her Retail Gift Industry experience and her love of nature. As an Art Director for the Godiva Chocolates Brand, she developed her product design expertise and love of the “Gift” Concepts. She flourished as she learned the art of letterpress and “handmade” books, crafting and developing her original journals into her stationery gift brand “TeaQuotes and GardenSpirits,” a gift collection devoted to the pleasures of Tea and Gardens. Her knowledge of Horticulture and Art merged in her work for the New york Botanical Garden, as a Retail Product Designer in 2000. Another collection, “Resonates” Translucent Art Panels for Architectural Interiors became an application for Interior Decor venues using her nature imagery. 

Lois grew up in Woodmere, NY and knew she would be an artist when painting flowers at 5 years old! A graduate of Hunter College (BA) and Boston Univ. (MFA). She teaches art and watercolor in the Hamptons, NY at many venues including Wolffer Estate Vineyards, Sag Harbor Florist, Gurney’s Inn, LongHouse Reserve. She is also an Adjunct Art Professor at Essex County College in Newark. Lois Travels to Paris for inspiration to paint frequently…..