Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.02"D
Year Created: 2018
I painted this on a beach in the Outer Banks Islands of North Carolina this spring. It was a clear, sunny and a bit windy on the Atlantic. The colors were soft and beautiful.
It is painted on an archival professional canvas covered panel.
Lorraine ("Pixie") Glore has had a long and varied art career. Beginning as a child with the certainty that she was an artist and it would be her lifelong path. She took every art course she could through her community and school and realized she still needed formal study. This seeking of knowledge took her through six colleges and universities studying Fine Art, Commercial Art,and Advertising Design. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree and a secondary teaching certificate from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. In college she had received several scholarships and had the opportunity to study Classical Oil Painting under the tutelage of the famous American, western artist, Don Doxey. She finally had her formal foundation in art! After college Glore continued studying, taking workshops from many top artists, including Irving Shapiro, Frank Web, Bill Condit, Betty DeMaree, Zolten Zabo and Don Andrews. She took classes and watched demonstrations at the Art Students League of Denver, studying with or observing, Quang Ho, Kim English and Ramon Kelley. She studied Figure Drawing as a teenager and continues to paint from live models at the studio of Melinda Morrison. She also takes and teaches workshops whenever possible. She is a member of the Foothills Art Center, the Evergreen Artists Association, and the Plein Air Artists of Colorado. Glore has packed her brushes and paints to study first-hand this earth and all her people. Her exotic travels and paintings include some of the most remote corners of the earth, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tahiti, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Irian Jaya, Africa, Morocco, Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, Guatemala, and all over Europe. Her series of indigenous people has won her many awards, including a first place in the “Eight State Art Zone” show at the Jewish Community Center of Denver. The painting “Huli Warrior” was juried into the prestigious “Rocky Mountain National Show” in Golden, Colorado. Her work has been accepted into the Colorado State Watermedia Show in l992, 93, 94, 95 (Second Place Award),96, 2011 & 2013. She was invited to participate in the “Alluring Exhibit” at the "Loveland Museum" in Colorado in l992. She also had a solo show at the “Worldly Collections” gallery in Aspen, Colorado in l991. Her work was featured on the cover of the Weekend edition of the Denver Post in l995. Glore lived in the coastal town of Marbella, Spain for fifteen years where she taught art classes and workshops. While there she started the first American style Art Festival now in its 5th year. During her time in Spain she was asked to exhibit in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and was in several galleries including the “Van Gestel Galary, the "Galaria El Corte Ingles,” the "British & International Art Gallery,” and the “Con Tinta Roja.” She lived in Aix-en Provence, France for a year and a half where she painted daily in the footsteps of Ceyzanne, Degas, and Van Gogh. In Southern France she produced some of her finest masterpieces. The beauty and romance of Southern Spain and France has now infused into her work. Using a brush or palette knife, she paints layers of color, which brings the palate of nature alive to vibrate and mesmerize her paintings. This is the true method of the impressionists as was taught at the “Cape Cod School of Light” by Henri Henchi. Glore learned this method twenty years ago in Florida. Living in Denver when not traveling, she paints our beautiful American West in both watercolors and oils. She also teaches art classes from her studio. Her work can be seen in “The Great American West Gallery” in downtown Denver.