All posts by Valerie Lorimer

ShopVide & The Art of Giving

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Artist Home Show – Original Art, Jewelry, Pottery

As I do every year, I am looking forward to my annual Artist Home Show next Saturday, November 11 from 11am-4pm. This year’s artists include Marita Valdizan and Owen O’Reilley. Featuring a great selection of gifts in all price ranges. Hope you’ll stop by and join us on this festive, fun day of great art and commaraderiehome-show.

Falling in Love with Art

Cathedral | Ink & Marker on Paper | 5x7 | $165
Cathedral | Ink & Marker on Paper | 5×7 | $165

As an artist, you try not to fall in love with every piece you make. Sometimes, it’s hard not to do just that.

For me, I fell in love with this piece, Cathedral. Some pieces that I work on I have to plan out, but this piece really grew organically. I love the motion and soft, subtle colors playing against each other.

Nourishing Ourselves Through Art

Art Nourishes
Art Nourishes

I recently created this piece for a local exhibit with the theme, Celebrate Art! I know that art is many different things for different people, but I think on some level, art nourishes all of us in some way. I know it has me. The sheer act of creativity, and working with my hands to create a piece of art, has been nourishing, freeing, celebratory, and simply brings me happiness each and every time I create.  I’d love to hear from you and know how art has nourished you –

Koi Pond

I just finished this piece for an upcoming exhibit with a water theme. I’d never done Koi before, and it was really fun to create these guys. They’re such lovely creatures. Hope you enjoy!koi-pond

Hinsdale Fine Art Festival

Hinsdale Fine Art Festival

I’m excited to be in Hinsdale for my first outdoor fair of the season! I hope you’ll stop by this lovely setting and enjoy some gorgeous art and nice weather. Fair runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Below is Garden of Miracles, one of my newest pieces that I’ll be showing this weekend. Stop by!

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Thought it might be interesting for you to write a little bit about my process in creating a new piece. I usually always work on vellum artist paper or artist panel. I generally start with a pencil or ink sketch and then start to lay in color. So, here are Steps 1 & 2 for my new garden scene.