March 8th, 2021

Lois Showalter & Roy Blankenship

The husband and wife team of professional artists Roy Blankenship and Lois Showalter are professional painters who actively exhibit, lecture, and demonstrate their painting techniques to collectors, artists, and educators. Home based in Wilmington, Delaware, they spend summer months in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and the New England states.

Roy Blankenship finds inspirations to paint landscapes and marine subjects of the Chesapeake Bay, Brandywine River, the Poconos, and the New England states. He is also a professional painting restorer and FELLOW of the American Institute For Conservation. He has an extensive biography on both his art, painting conservation, and writing careers.

Lois Showalter specializes in watermedia and is inspired by the light and play of shadows on her subjects. Lois is primarily engaged in painting colorful still life works but enjoys painting scenes along the Brandywine River, in the hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the coastal views of the New England states. She is a graduate of Lock Haven University and works with her husband in their conservation business.

Both Roy and Lois are represented by numerous art associations and have won a number of awards in the Middle Atlantic and New England states. Their work is represented in many public and private collections nationally and articles about them and their work has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers. They encourage and inspire each other to paint and write.


Roy and Lois are featured in the new book 100 Artists of the Brandwine Valley. Click here to see the brochure.

Book Cover


March 21st, 2009


     The North Shore Arts Association of Gloucester, MA proudly presented a major art exhibit of husband and wife Roy Blankenship and Lois Showalter titled “Palette Sense and Magic” October 5th through October 25th 2009 in the Gordon Grant Room. 

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Roy and Lois restore mural at All Saints Cemetery

August 15th, 2008

Roy Restoring the All Saints Chapel MuralRead about Roy and Lois’ restoration of the 48 year-old mural at Chapel of the Risen Christ at All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington.