Lori usually works in pastel (appreciating the immediacy of the medium) though she also likes to work in oil paints. The richness of both these mediums is important to Lori as they help her to create very lush and inviting scenes. She is passionate about painting the beauty of the world around her in both landscape and still-life paintings. Whether it’s a local scene she sees often or a vacation spot far away, her goal is always the same: to capture the essence of the place at a moment in time. And that she does, with emphasizing contrast, beautiful lighting and a wonderful use of color. In addition, Lori loves to compose still-life paintings with meaningful objects. They present a whole different type of challenge which is very exciting.
Lori earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University and a Master of Science in Art Education from Long Island University. She is a certified K-12 art teacher. Additionally, she has continued her art education with post-graduate work in N.Y.C and on Long Island. Lori has been teaching Fine Arts classes on Long Island for over twenty five years both in private and public school settings. The Academy of Fine Arts (Roslyn), North Shore Hebrew Academy (Great Neck), Town of Huntington Creative Arts Program, Half Hallow Hills SD#5, Love of Learning Montessori and West Hills Montessori are some of the institutions where she has taught. In addition to teaching in a school setting, Lori has instructed many private students: children, teens, and adults - in drawing, painting and sculpture.
In 1995, Lori founded The Village Artist Fine Art School in Huntington Village. It is here that Lori has been able to create her true masterpiece: a creative and inspiring environment for anyone interested in exploring their artistic side. An art school that teaches the basics, while letting one develops their own style in a non-competitive, friendly atmosphere. Lori has been able to encourage students of all ages with their talent and unique approach to teaching the fine arts.