Artist Bio - Lori Skoumal Reeves

Lori Skoumal Reeves

ABOUT

   My art is inspired by the beauty I see. The beauty stops to quiet me and my painting takes me to that place of relaxation. My art consists of a variety of subjects including magnified flowers and sensual mountains.  My work reflects my master mentor Georgia O’Keefe whom I greatly admire. The mediums I use have expanded including watercolor, water soluble oils. acrylics, oils. I like to watch the spontaneous colors move together on my paper or canvas. I have been fortunate to have carried my paintbrush with me to the variety of places I have lived and traveled.  I hope my art brings you as much joy as it has me. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

   I create from a visual image with design elements and beauty that touches my heart by a way of speaking to me. My emotions (inspiration) are carried   from my heart’s feeling to the paper or canvas. My brushes, water, paints are my intercessors moving the feelings into the creation that comes forth from spirit within me. This process comes natural, thus it is a gift and a joy to paint.

   I begin my art process with a light pencil sketch of what I see (on-site or photograph). My palettes of color from warm to cool allow me to select my choice of color….I follow my own rules by playing and letting the paints and water flow. Recognition of compositional elements, sensual line movement, and value (lights and darks) require my gift of a keen eye.  I like making each spontaneous stroke be a part of the overall composition. My themes stem from the natural world: florals/mountains.The strength of the mountains and delicacy of the flowers provide a contrast yet real continuity with the sensual lines and movement within which make my paintings unique. Presently adding the movement of the human figure and facial beauty.

   Each painting I do has a story of its own or makes up a new story depending where it begins and ends. My process keeps what is good. I continue to expand by trying newness that embrace my paintings. Each painting is a journey of its own, captivating a completed composition.  My viewers say, ……. happy, sweet, calm, delicate, lovely, gorgeous, beautiful. I am a graduate of Life SOULutions coaching program, BALM Family Recovery Academy coaching program and a current student of the International Color of Woman program. I am using painting as a means of energy for healing people through creativity. A natural remedy.

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