Reflection, 2020, graphite on toned paper, 9 x 7 inches
Prior to enrolling in the BFA program at The Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine Lori studied Meteorology and Environmental Biology at Lyndon State College and Plymouth State University respectively. Pursuing her interests in science and mathematics, ultimately she found herself gripped by the paradoxical simplicities and complexities of visual expression in a drawing class taught at Plymouth State University by Professor Carl Basner. A chord was struck that began the process of directing and channeling these passions into the study and practice of visual art.
While earning her degree in Printmaking at the Maine College of Art under the tutelage of Professors Alan Gardiner and James D. Cambronne, she spent a year in independent study with Professor Cambronne in painting. She was awarded several scholarships from the faculty of the college and in 1992 was one of two students from the Maine College of Art to be nominated for a place at the Yale Summer School of Art and Music.
After completing her BFA degree, Lori chose to step aside from the traditional path of academia to focus on developing her work. She finds inspiration from the night sky and other ancient stores of knowledge to be rich and limitless sources for her work.