Karen Smith


Celebration of Art Brings Artist, Designer Louis Shields to Cylburn Arboretum

Louis Shields painting
Louis Shields, “Delphi”, 2014

When planning the third Celebration of Art at Cylburn, committee members were given a task:  Find a brunch speaker who could address how to integrate the beautiful pieces for sale at the show into lives and homes.  Luckily for Clyburn, committee member Oriet Milmoe, owner of Oriet’s Fine Art, had someone in mind perfect for the job: Louis Shields.  Interior decorator, contemporary artist, as well as a designer of furniture and an expert antiques’ restorer, Shields uses his many talents in his Middleburg, Virginia business, Hastening Design Studio, where his projects take him around the world with current projects in Nantucket, Middleburg, Paris and Palm Beach.