Raised on a farm in central Illinois, Lori grew up immersed in nature and that love for natural beauty shines through her mixed media artwork. She received her BA from the University of Illinois. Lori has been exhibiting her artwork since 2006 in group or two-person shows. She’s had her work accepted into national juried shows across the country and has sold her work in galleries located in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, Wisconsin and Arizona.
The artwork I make has my photography as its base. Using Adobe Photoshop and Prisma, I make three to four variations of the photo and cut the prints into strips. I build the scene on cradled panels layering up pieces from each of the altered photos. In the final layer, I add in pieces of handmade papers, topographical maps, text, fragments from old ledger books or gold leaf to further abstract the scene.