About the Artist

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Lorrie lives and creates her art in beautiful West Seattle, Washington.  When she is not painting in her home studio or attending an art event, she is likely traveling.  She and her husband enjoy sailing to the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands.  They also enjoy RV road trips to San Diego and Arizona.

Lorrie is an abstract painter that enjoys experimenting with color, textures, and mark making.  She is always on the lookout for organic textures found in nature and unconventional items she can use as painting tools.

Lorrie’s current work is intuitive abstract paintings that start with random marks and shapes.  She has no preconceived ideas about what she is going to paint.  She adds and removes marks and shapes to build up interesting layers and relationships.  The process is then repeated multiple times to give the painting some history.

Lorrie likes the challenge of creative problem-solving.  Most intuitive paintings go through a difficult phase and it is within these phases that creative magic happens for her.  Figuring out how to resolve a painting so it feels honest and authentic and ultimately completed is a richly satisfying part of her process.


Artist Resume

EDUCATION

  • BSBA, Business Management, University of North Dakota

  • Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

  • San Diego Academy of Art, San Diego, CA

  • Art on 30th, San Diego, CA

  • Port Townsend School of Art, Port Townsend, WA

  • Bravo School of Art, San Diego, CA

  • MOMA’s Online Learning Community

EXHIBITIONS

  • Best of Gage, Seattle, WA, 2015-2018

  • One Reel/Bumbershoot Juried Art Show, Seattle, WA, 2016

  • Gage Small Works Show, Seattle, WA, 2016-2018

  • West Seattle Art Walk/Windermere Real Estate Solo Show, Seattle, WA, 2016, 2018

  • West Seattle Art Walk/Wild Rose’s Solo Show, Seattle, WA 2018

  • Studio Art by MOMO’s Online Learning Community, Postwar Abstract Painting, 2017

  • A/NT Gallery Seattle, WA, 2015