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Lori Wallace-Lloyd painting LIVE at Fairweather’s Fall 2015

Lori’s ENCORE  appearance!!!! Seaside Painting LIVE(tm) episode. Opening reception at Fairweather’s for MOMENTS LIKE THIS.

Q: Hey, there Lori: Would you be willing to offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode during the Moments Like This opening reception at Fairweather’s for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk?  Another fav artist, Bev Drew Kindley will be demonstrating. We would make love to reserve a spot for you, as well. If so, will you also bring one your portraits in to show?

A: Oh wonderful! And yes to both questions. I would love to demonstrate. I will bring a soft pastel portrait. -Lori

 

Grand Prize Portland Rose Festival

Grand Prize Portland Rose Festival

“Turns out I am able to bring the 2 beach birds I was telling you about, the pelican and the spoonbill. They are both 16×20. Here are the images of them both. I can bring them Saturday morning. Thank you!” -Lori Wallace Lloyd

About Lori

Lori Wallace-Lloyd was born in Austin, Texas. Wallace-Lloyd joined the Navy at 17, becoming the first female helicopter aircrew member in 1977. Later, after becoming an officer, she became fascinated by Italian painting, having been stationed for 3 years in Sicily. Though she had a family and career she began the long road of classical art training, eventually studying in the Bay area with several renowned portraitists including Virgil Elliott. The rigorous atelier training built the skills needed to produce the realist figurative work, for which she has won many awards,
including Grand prize at the Portland Rose Festival and Best of Show with the St. Louis Artist’s Guild.

Wallace-Lloyd’s work is complicated and involves many aspects. She strives to convey emotion, yet not necessarily mainstream ideals of happiness. While still inviting, the paintings of adolescent girls and women stare at us with reality, almost daring us to question their femininity, their moodiness, their confidence. Sometimes their expressions are at odds within the allegorical situations, which have historical and modern context. Wallace-Lloyd frequently uses her daughters and their friends as models, and describes herself as “constantly surrounded by the feminine expression of life.” This gives her work the depth of intimacy and uses her art as a metaphor for exploring our strong, yet fragile humanness.

Wallace-Lloyd frequently works in still life, one of her favorite subjects being roses and other florals. She loves to combine flowers, pottery and other forms of nature and study the chiaroscuro effects.

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Wallace-Lloyd’s master drawings convey a timeless sense of composition and draftsmanship. She works in mixed media with pastel pencils as her main medium, especially with another of her favorite subjects, birds of the world. She believes in bringing attention to the habitat and climate changes many of our winged friends are experiencing.

For more information please visit:

http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
lori wallace-lloyd.com.