Silk, a Fitting Medium

Base Camp Coffee Bar is currently featuring the artwork of Loba, who has been painting on silk for 20 years. Also a flutist, music and visual art have played equally important roles in her evolution as an artist.

“As a musician I have always played and listened in color, a rich turqoise green Debussy or eternally earthy and ethereal Bach,” Loba shares in her artist statement. “I started to paint early on in my life as a musician and was led to discover silk as the most fitting medium. It allows the translation of sound into the movement of the paint, the brush, the whole person.”

Born in Germany, Loba holds a masters degree in flute performance from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and she is also a certified teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique, working with individuals and groups in Champaign, Springfield and Chicaco, Ill.

Loba’s artwork will be on display through the end of the year. For more information visit

Base Camp Coffee Bar, located below Ecology Sports at 10904 Highway 42, is open daily at 7 am.