Lori Wallace-Lloyd has been an artist since childhood. As a former military officer stationed in Italy, she became fascinated with painting. While forwarding her family and career she began her classical art training at the atelier of Virgil Elliott as well as studying with many well-known artists around the country. Lori has also earned her Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Ca. The realist figurative and still life work she creates is the result of her rigorous atelier training and acquired skills. Lori has won many awards for her work including Grand Prize and People's choice at the Portland Rose Festival. Lori makes Castleton, Va in Rappahannock County her home.
"I strive to develop a luminous quality of light within my paintings and drawings while attempting to capture the unique spirit of each subject. Through explorations of chiaroscuro 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." - Lori Wallace-Lloyd, MFA
Lori Wallace-Lloyd is currently showing "Flora Bunda" at Silver Maples Gallery in Washington, Va. Lori loves combining figures, flowers, insects, and animals in a variety of media. She is inspired by historical botanical illustration and the spectacular beauty and nature of Rappahannock County.