Louis Shields' art practice began with his desire to depict elements precisely. While his current work veers abstract, conceptual and expressive it still references the architectural principles, particularly those of ancient architecture. Shield's compositions meld balance and subtle elements of color, line and texture to create the illusion of multiple dimensions.
Louis Shields is an abstract painter who works out of his Middleburg, Virginia studio. His work exemplifies line interpretation, conceptualization and indirect expression. Although abstract, his paintings do reference principles that govern architectural structures from antiquity. They exude balance and incorporate subtle elements of pure color combined with line and texture, creating depth and illusion of multiple dimensions.