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SOAR Welcomes Lori Garfield, Animal Artist

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Medford artist Lori Garfield to our Visual Artists directory! You can find Lori’s listing with contact information and links to her website and social media sites HERE.

About Lori Garfield

SOAR Welcomes Lori Garfield: image of 'Leap Frog,' an oil painting of a frog in mid-leap, by animal artist Lori Garfield

Leap Frog, 12″ x 9″ Original Oil Painting by artist Lori Garfield, Medford Oregon

Lori Garfield is an emerging realist oil painter largely focused on animals. Painting exclusively in oils, her portrayals of both wild and domestic animals reveals a deep empathy for all life and an innate understanding of their anatomy and personality. Garfield sees and feels the world around her more acutely than many, bringing an awareness of the oneness of the heartbeats on our planet. “I limit my focus to North American animals and plants. Perhaps when I create a familiar critter you’ll be reminded of actions that may impact them.” Garfield donates a portion of every sale of pet portrait commission to a variety of animal charities.

Lori’s philosophy is summed up beautifully in the opening statement on her website:

“My art has developed through workshops, independent study, in addition to three years at a classic Russian Atelier.  However, I am neither my education nor my awards.  Let me give you a peek into my philosophy and what shapes me and my art.

As an animal artist, I feel a conflict between the joy of their being and the tragedy of their plight. My goal in sharing my images is to cause a little celebration, to make your face smile and perhaps to encourage you to be not a taker, but a caretaker of our shared planet.

Most of us cannot affect the world, but we can speak to our village.  Come with me and let my art remind you of the wisdom of Chief Seattle, 1854…”

“Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”

Please visit Lori’s new listing and follow the link to her website and Facebook page to learn more and view the online galleries of her work there.

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