Lori Frank – www.lorifrank.ca Lori Frank is a local independent Edmonton artist who specializes in acrylics for uplifting, colourful and unique pieces. Lori’s works have been showcased at Edmonton City Hall, the Muttart Conservatory and the Jubilee Auditorium. She describes her distinctive style of work as contemporary impressionist/ realism. Lori has over 30 years of painting experience and in 2013 she fulfilled her dream of pursuing her art full time. Since then her primary muse and creative subject has been Edmonton and its river valley – North America’s largest urban parkland. Lori conceived and developed her Stairway to Heaven, Trailblazing and Connector series to bring conscious awareness of our valley. It is her intention with her ongoing series to inspire Edmontonians and tourists to also physically travel firsthand; to discover and enjoy our river valley and to develop a deeper connection with it. She is inspired every day by the energy, comfort and serenity that our valley gives her. Each new painting involves an adventure in the valley to discover the location to capture and create it in painting form. 45 paintings of these series have now been created and she feels like she is just getting started! She is now adding more urban trails to her series with people in them and is also expanding it to include our valley along the riverbanks and in the water. Lori feels very grateful to paint our valley and considers her paintings a historical representation of our time with the valley. She welcomes commissions of the valley or any subject matter and is now also in process of creating her Canadiana painting series of Canada. In 2014 Lori was interviewed and her art was featured in a TV segment by Dez Melenka, On Your Street, CTV news. She has also appeared on City Tv, Global TV and her art has been featured multiple times in the Edmonton Journal. She has also been featured in Where magazine, The Riverdalian and on radio on Capital FM. Her exhibits in 2014 included unveiling her river valley series at City Hall for a featured solo show for the Works Arts and Design Festival. That opportunity led to an article in the Edmonton Journal that listed her exhibit as one of the Top 5 to see during the festival. She was also chosen by jury by the River Valley Alliance and Visual Arts Alberta for “Marking the Valley” to exhibit her work at the Northern and Southern AB Jubilee Auditoriums. In December 2014 Lori also had a solo exhibit at the Milner Gallery. She is an independent fine artist that loves to interact with her collectors at the 104Street Market Downtown with her pop up gallery and her series is also available at Tix on the Square and Parcel and Prose. In January 2015 she was invited by the City to display her art series at the Wintercities Conference at the Shaw Conference Centre. She was also on City Tv again in March with Bridget Ryan to promote an upcoming group art show. In July she was at the Whyte Avenue Art Walk for her second time and participated in an art show during the Taste of Edmonton by the Winspear. In August 2015 she was chosen by the Daffodil Gallery for a carry-over exhibit from her display at the Artwalk. On April 30, 2016 an interview featuring Lori and Visual Arts Alberta aired on Nait NewsWatch discussing creating art in Edmonton. In July 2016 Where magazine listed Lori’s river valley art as one of the top selections of art to take a piece of the city home with you. In September “The Riverdailian” community newspaper featured Lori’s Cloverdale footbridge in it. On November 30, 2016 The Edmonton Journal featured Lori’s art and greeting cards in their holiday gift guide. In April 2017 Lori had a solo exhibit at the Muttart Conservatory. On July 5, 2017 Lori was honored to be asked by the organizer of the Artwalk to appear on City Tv to promote the upcoming event. The dream continues….thank you for supporting local art of Edmonton done by an Edmontonian that loves Edmonton!
Instagram - @lorifrankstudio