Lorie thinks of her work as an attempt to capture her experiences one line at a time.
Her life has been an adventure, she has travelled, explored, discovered, and the journey still continues.
She has taken particular interest in the old - buildings, cars, boats - with each having been on its own adventure, its own journey, its history being etched within its every line. She has always been intrigued by line and composition, and seeing both come to life in the real world, especially in a way that mirrors her own journey.
Being a realist, pen and ink allows her to explore the lines, to explore the history behind each object, all while creating realistic drawings. Each stroke of the pen allows her to focus on certain aspects, such as deepening shadows or enhancing details that she finds most interesting. She is drawn to the story, the journey, behind the image, trying to imagine what has led up to this particular moment in time. By allowing herself to become lost in the moment, to follow along with the adventure of her subject, she is able to feel a deeper connection with the piece, thereby allowing herself to capture the essence that first drew her in.
1991: Kitchener - Waterloo Art Gallery, University of Waterloo Exhibition
2007: Hip 2B Sqaure - A Community Arts Initiative, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
2008: ARTspace Inaugural Opening, Chatham Ontario
2008: Cut It Out - A Community Arts Initiative, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
2008: Desmund Juried Art Exhibition and Sale, Ridgetown, Ontario (alternate choice)
2008/09: Artspace Exhibiting Member
2009: Eye for Art, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
1986-1987: University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Fine Arts
1987-1991: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Bachelor of Arts - Honours Fine Arts (Studio Specialization)
1991-1992: University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Bachelor of Education
1992: Ontario Teacher's Certificate
2007: People's Choice Award - Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario, 'Hip 2B Square' A Community Arts Project
2008: People's Choice Award - Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario, 'Cut It Out' A Community Arts Project
1989-1990: Instructor for seniors - oil painting classes, Kitchener, Ontario
1991-1993: Ursuline College - fine arts instructor, Chatham, Ontario
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