EDMONTON, AB | Originally from Edmonton, Lorie has studied at sevaral art schools including the University of Alberta, Banff School of Fine Arts, Red Deer College and Person International School.
Lorie began her career by creating Earthworks Pottery, producing high fired white stoneware and porcelain that was exhibited in stores across Western Canada for over 28 years. In 2006, Lorie moved to Larnaca, Cyprus where she explored other mediums, including mosaics to express her creative passion. Upon returning to Canada, Lorie began painting from a studio overlooking Lake Okanagan in Penticton, BC. It was there that she discovered the beauty of watercolours to show her love for nature. Lorie recently moved back to Edmonton to be close to her four grandchildren.
Lorie's watercolour paintings have been featured in galleries and art shows throughout the Okanagan, in Vancouver, and here in Edmonton. She is a member of ther Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton Arts Council, Shatford Centre, Naramata Art Studio Group, the Edmonton Art Club and the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Meet the Artist
Painting is a journey
Clearing my mind enabling the medium to speak
Natural surroundings constantly provide guidance and inspiration
Nature stimulates yet it has a sense of peace that invites exploration
The unknown becomes the challenge motivating me to explore
Orderliness of trees with their strong shapes
Intricate layers of flower petals and limitless spectrum of colour
The illusion of the tangle chaos of plants balanced by the shapes of berries and seed pods
Fascination of the way light plays on objects creating shapes and shadows
Using a limited pallet to express what I see
My work evolves with each stroke like magic
Nature truly is the master painter