Loralee is an award winning painter who received an Honors BFA in Fine Art Painting from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2010. She has since traveled extensively and against many odds to inform her creative practice. Visiting 27 countries on 5 continents so far, she is inspired by the surreal landscapes and ancient patterns of their cultures. She has worked at her process for over a decade and finds a refreshing, meditative place in creating the intricate details of her artwork.
Loralee believes in sharing the beautiful aspects of the world and humanity, with subtle nods to the deadly realities of climate change and air pollution, which often affect the poorest citizens of the globe first. A humanitarian and environmentalist at heart, these themes are consistently woven into her paintings.
She attended the Sowing Seeds artist residency in the remote desert town of Jaisalmer, India in 2018, won a Best in Show award from the App Gallery, was the winner of the 2016 Exit Space mural design contest for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and invited for 3 consecutive years to exhibit in the annual UNICEF Benefit show in Chicago. She has spoken at colleges and universities, and her work has been published in the Viator Project as well as in local magazines and newspaper articles. She has shown in galleries located from West Michigan to Wellington New Zealand, and at alternative spaces around the globe.
She recently moved from Michigan to Melbourne, and is enjoying painting in her new sunny studio in the creative capital of Australia.