June 19 through July 12 Artists Reception June 19 from 5:30 to 8pm
Art is a powerful way for me to express my inner thoughts and emotions and represent the world as I see it. Creating art unleashes tension, provides a sense of peace in my life, allows for self-discovery, and is a way to share my God-given gift. My artwork invites others in, evokes their memories, and starts a dialogue about shared experiences. Both my representational and abstract pieces are explorations of who I am and what is important to me. Sitting quietly, keenly observing and contemplating my thoughts, I intuitively create authentic pieces of art, letting the inspiration flow from within me. Inspired by the impressionists, post-impressionists, and abstract expressionists, I adore color. Colors on my palette, sometimes straight from the paint tube, other times mixed into unique hues, are forever changing and evolving. Employing brushes, knives, credit cards, paint markers, crayons, pencils, and found objects, I utilize various techniques to spontaneously apply paint and make marks, creating unique and varied textures on paper. The multiple layers of paint hide, but at the same time expose, deeper layers of my personal vulnerability and raw emotions.
Lori is a self-taught painter who resides in Simsbury, CT. Her award-winning work has been in numerous solo and juried group shows, printed in national art magazines and is represented in collections nationwide.
The first painting in Lori’s abstract series, “Where the Hell Did My Memory Go?” based on her experiences creating artwork with individuals in residential nursing/memory care facilities who have various health-related issues including dementia and mental illness, as well as my experiences as a caregiver was featured on the cover of the University of Michigan’s Fall 2018 literary magazine, the Michigan Quarterly Review, a special issue on caregiving.
In addition to painting, Lori enjoys teaching others how to paint. She is a member of Simsbury Open Studios, Avon Art Association, the Woman Artist Collective, and an elected member of the West Hartford Art League.