Canadian artist Lori Burke draws much of her inspiration for her work from her inner voice and the pull of the human connection. A self-taught, ‘intuitive’ artist, she honed her craft through research and workshops.
From a very young age, Lori felt a strong affinity for the creative process and this soon evolved into a serious, life-long passion for painting. And, while she attributes her gift to strong intuition and a deep connection to the soul, one cannot deny the fact that she also comes by her craft, quite honestly. Her great-grandmother, sometimes referred to as a Canadian Grandma Moses, was a well-known artist who painted and exhibited her work well into her 80’s.
Originally from the Horseshoe Valley ski area, north of Toronto, this full-time, internationally recognized artist now resides in a picturesque waterfront town in Ridgeway, Ontario, where, more often than not, she can be found in her home studio working on one of her well-known nature-inspired series. While her primary medium is acrylics, she often incorporates mixed-media to enhance the movement, grace and drama ever-present in her work.
Lori is continually working on new pieces for competitions, collaborations and commissions. She is also committed to giving back to her community and sits on the board of The Fort Erie Arts Council as well as teaching art classes to patients in the Walker Family Cancer Center in St. Catherine’s Hospital, Ontario.
Some recent achievements of particular distinction:
Featured in House & Garden UK July/August/September/October 2020 Edition Artist Showcase
Exhibited with the Mona Youssef Gallery at le Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.
Exhibited opening night for NYA Gallery in New York, NY.
Noodle Gallery, Featured Artist, Alton Mill, On 2020
Arta Gallery Celebration of Women Artists Group Exhibition,Distillery District Toronto 2020
(resident artist )
Tall Sequoia Gallery Summer & Flowers Exhibition 2020 (award winner for Moored)
Roam Gallery, Sarnia, Ont Group Exhibition 2020
WABGNET Summer 2020 Virtual Reality Exhibition
Art Vancouver Group Exhibition 2019
Nya Gallery Opening Night Group Exhibition Tribeca NY 2019
WABGNET( Women Artist Born Global Network) Featured Artist 2019
Raven Art Gallery 2018 ( former Resident Artist)
Gallery 104, Group Exhibition Soho, NY 2018
Preston Gallery 2018 (resident artist since Sep 2018)
South Niagara Artist Studio Tour 2017/18/19
Gallerys and Affiliations
Walker Family Cancer Center, St Catherines Hospital
volunteers her time teaching art classes
Arta Gallery Distillery District,Toronto
Preston Art Gallery, Uxbridge Ont
Roam Gallery, Sarnia, Ont
Laguna Art Gallery California
Gallery 104 Soho,NY,
Kefi Online Gallery
South Niagara Artist Association, Niagara ,Ont
Board Member Fort Erie Arts Counsil, Ridgeay, Ont
Licensor with Icanvas.com 2020
Licensor with wescover.com 2020
World Of Interiors Designs Magazine -Nov 2020
House & GardenUK July/Aug/Sep/Oct20 Artist Showcase
Fresh Magazine Featured Artist 2019
Fort Erie Spectator Feature Artist 2019
Walker Family Cancer Center, St Catherines Ontario- Art Installation 2019
Tall Sequoia Gallery Hon. Mention “Moored” 2020
LST- All Women Exhibition Special Recognition “ Souls Adrift” 2019
LST -City Scapes Exhibition Hon. Mention “Fall City scape” 2019
LST- Cityscape Exhibtion Special Recognition “Turmoil Cityscape 2019
Light Space & Time(LTS ) Special Recognition ”Caribbean Sky“555 Special Arts 2018
LTS “Big Blue City” Cityscapes Hon. Mention 2018