Featured Artist Lori Field

Artist Lori Field creates dreamlike worlds filled with ornate and fanciful characters. Please visit her website to see more of her art.

 

“Crouching Dragonlady, Hidden Praying Mantis” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 22" x 18.5" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crouching Dragonlady, Hidden Praying Mantis” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 22″ x 18.5″

 

My encaustic paintings and drawings portray hallucinatory visions derived from my flirtation with symbolic realms, personal fairy tales, and the human world.

 

“Feral Husband” Colored Pencil, Rice Paper, Thread, Encaustic and Beeswax on Panel, 12" x 8" x 2" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Feral Husband” Colored Pencil, Rice Paper, Thread, Encaustic and Beeswax on Panel, 12″ x 8″ x 2″

 

The chimerical creatures that populate my mixed media work are at once familiar and mysterious. They are a realization of modern day myths that draw on primitive lore.

 

“Perp Walk I” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 9.5" x 17.5" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Perp Walk I” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 9.5″ x 17.5″

 

My fanciful visual and cultural vocabulary is embellished with elements such as thread, lace, and insect wings—a mélange that hopefully inspires and seduces viewers to look more closely.

 

“You Should've Asked Me About Your Karma” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 14" x 20" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“You Should’ve Asked Me About Your Karma” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 14″ x 20″

 

“Lori Field crafts exquisite and wondrous worlds, dreamy yet unsettling, floating somewhere between Alice’s looking glass and the Brothers Grimm’s darkest forest. Here, part-creature, part-humans, nearly all tattooed, coexist among flowers, baubles, butterflies, and lace. Whether they are masked, or true hybrids with twin kitty heads or antlers springing from their hair, they are nearly all female, their attendant mystiques running the gamut from sugar-and-spice to the huntress Diana and the temptress Eve. While well grounded in the history of art – Bosch, Raphael, and Redon come immediately to mind – Field’s paintings are refreshingly defiant of tradition, in a world of their own.”

Barry Blinderman, Director of University Galleries of Illinois State University

 

“You Should've Asked Me About Your Karma” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 14" x 20" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“You Should’ve Asked Me About Your Karma” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 14″ x 20″

 

Primarily self-taught, I’m a former textile designer and illustrator who returned to making fine art when a series of life-altering events caused me to rethink the direction I wanted to take with my creative energies. Since then, I have been included in many group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.

 

“Purgatory” Silverpoint and Paper, 50" x 50" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Purgatory” Silverpoint and Paper, 50″ x 50″

 

My goal is to expand upon my existing work in drawing and painting by creating work in various new mediums including artist books, textiles, wearable sculpture and drawings, ceramics, rugs, tapestry, wall murals and animation.

 

“Embracing the Third Self” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 14" x 13.5" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Embracing the Third Self” Colored Pencil and Rice Paper, 14″ x 13.5″

 

I’m working on a suite of lithographs featuring my mythological interpretations of the tiger. My son, a painter and filmmaker, and I are collaborating on an animated film of the figures in my silverpoint drawings and encaustic painting.

 

Artist Lori Field in the studio with "If Wishes Were Horses" by artist Lori Field. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Lori Field in the studio with “If Wishes Were Horses”

 

I am also working on an installation of my wall sculpture to be exhibited in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Stranger Factory Gallery. I’ll be having a solo exhibition with my newest painting, drawing and sculpture and my animated film in June 2017 at Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

 

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Comments

  1. Great Fun

  2. Really beautiful work. Ok, ok, I’ll get back to the studio, stat!

  3. Gorgeous! Thank you for making them. And the Lost Civilization wearable sculptures on your website are wonderful.

  4. I saw your art Lori in Palm Springs a few years ago and was just blown away…I was in that galleries booth for a long time just looking at all the amazing details!! I’ve been a huge fan since!

    • Thank you Kathryn – I appreciate your taking time to look in Palm Springs. I wish I’d been able to attend myself…my work has all the fun. L.

  5. Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments and support of my work…very nice to see! Email me if you’d like to get on my private mailing list for upcoming exhibitions and private sales of my work – sign guestbook on the website with contact info. thank you artsy shark.com for the feature.

  6. I have definitely been seduced by your work. Beautiful.

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