Lori Wallace-Lloyd


Answer:

Atelier is the French word for “workshop”, and in English is used primarily for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts, where a principal master and a number of assistants, students, and apprentices worked together producing pieces released in the master’s name.

Coastal Kindred artist Lori Wallace-Lloyd has an atelier studio that is sometimes a workroom. It is where she teaches art.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

LORI WALLACE-LLOYD

“THE NATURAL WORLD INSPIRES AND FASCINATES ME. I START WITH AND BELIEVE IN MY INSTINCTUAL RESPONSE TO A CRITTER. ONCE I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DRAW, I THINK ABOUT THE SIZE AND COLORS OF THE SURFACE OF THE THICK PAPER I USE. IT HAS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A LOT OF ABUSE BECAUSE I NEVER KNOW MY DIRECTION.

ALTHOUGH MY VISION IS ALWAYS AHEAD OF MY EXECUTION, SOMETIMES THINGS WORK AND SOMETIMES THEY DON’T. FAILURE AND UNCERTAINTY ARE JUST PART OF THE PROCESS.

I TEAR EACH PIECE OF PAPER BY HAND TO GET EXACTLY THE SIZE I I’M LOOKING FOR,THEN I START MIXING GOUACHE WASHES IN COLORS I FEEL ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE ELEMENTS OF THE DRAWING. I USUALLY REWORK THE WASHES SEVERAL TIMES. AS THE PAPER DRIES, I DECIDE WHETHER I’M SATISFIED OR SHOULD START NEW.

IF I START AGAIN, THE PREVIOUS EFFORT MIGHT STILL WORK FOR ANOTHER PIECE. WHEN I FINALLY BEGIN TO DRAW, I ALWAYS START WITH THE HEAD OF THE ANIMAL AND I TRY TO NAIL DOWN THE EYES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. EARLY SUCCESS MAKES ME FEEL MORE CONFIDENT TO CONTINUE, AS I ALWAYS HAVE DOUBTS UNTIL THE LAST WHISKER OR FEATHER IS PLACED.

I CONCENTRATE ON DESCRIBING THE VARIOUS COLORS WITH AS MUCH LIGHT AND SHADOW AS POSSIBLE, WHILE STILL KEEPING THE CHROMA (HUES. VALUES (TONAL CONTRASTS) ARE SOMETIMES SACRIFICED FOR COLOR INTENSITY.
I NEVER TRY THE SAME COLOR COMBINATION TWICE, YET BECAUSE MY STYLE IS FAIRLY CONSISTENT, THE WORKS ARE COHESIVE. I USE PASTEL PENCILS.

EVERY PIECE USES THE CLASSICAL PRINCIPLES I WAS TAUGHT, WHICH ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF RULES DISCOVERED AND DISSEMINATED DURING THE RENAISSANCE.I AM ALWAYS COMPLETELY ABSORBED IN ART MAKING AND IT IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO COME BACK TO THE REALITY OF DAILY LIVING.”


Lori Wallace-Lloyd will be at Fairweather’s during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on March 7th to offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration.

2015 Sea Gull

 

Coastal Kindred, an exhibition, opens March 7th to reveal a new series of wildlife portraits featureing mixed-media illustrations of birds and other animals of the Pacific Northwest by this talented Willamette Valley artist.

Lori Wallace-Lloyd. artist

About Lori Wallace-Lloyd:

 

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 portrait 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.

“I strive to develop a luminous quality of light within my paintings, while attempting to capture the unique spirit of each subject. Through explorations of chiaroscuro—the use of strong contrasts between light and dark—and bold color in a classical manner, each painting becomes a journey. Using timeless themes and archetypes, I am constantly inspired by history as well as my contemporaries”.

 

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Lori Wallace-Lloyd will appear for a Painting Seaside LIVE(tm) demonstration during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s March 7th, 5-7:pm.

 

Fun fact:

The artist teaches classes to young and adult artists.

Kids seeing light and shadow in a Lori Wallace-Lloyd class

 

 

“Having never oil painted and barely able to draw, I gathered my guts and signed up to take Lori’s classes.  I loved her paintings and knew this was a rare opportunity to learn from such an accomplished artist.  I literally jump up and down when I look at anything I’ve painted in Lori’s classes.  This has turned a lifelong dream of “someday I’ll try” into a reality that brings me such JOY!”  ~Linda T.

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Lori Wallace-Lloyd. artist

Lori Wallace-Lloyd, artist

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.

Hello Denise,

Your artist Linda Trexler contacted me recently about your fabulous gallery in Seaside. It was so serendipitous for Linda to call, because I was beginning to look around for a venue on the coast to promote my wildlife series, namely seabirds and sea creatures.

I am currently showing wildlife drawings in commemoration of David Douglas, the explorer. I am really anxious to do coastal critters and have started some birds in anticipation of having a selection to promote on the coast.

All of my birds sell pretty well whether oils or drawings and so far the mammals have as well.

I’m planning to attend art walk Saturday night at 5 PM. Thank you again for your support! I am so excited to be part of Fairweather gallery!”
Take care, Lori

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“Those that live in the arts, support the arts.”

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