A Message from Lori About Her Process
Art is an expression, and it can activate us to notice, record, interpret and respond. I am passionate about the patterns, rhythms and colour of our landscape.
The land we stand on, what it provides, how it is made, the geology and layers creating hills, valleys, rivers and bush, are things that increasingly fascinate and inspire me to understand and tell the story of our heartland starting with a simple pencil and paper.
My practice is to observe the architecture of the landscape, capture it in a series of drawings, then recompose, play, cut and collage the drawings together until I have composition with pattern, rhythm and excitement.
It is then that it is ready to be transferred to a heavy cotton rag paper and be worked from a sketch to a painting.
I am an artist/ designer experienced in creating original, distinctive, and recognisable work, using gouache and watercolour paint on Saunders Waterford cotton rag paper.
My original work includes landscapes and still life for local and international customers.
I work from my studio above Scorchorama cafe in Wellington’s eastern bays, looking over the rugged Cook strait.