Lori Smolin is a watercolor artist who draws much of her subject matter from her travels. She spent a year living in England in 2001-2002 and in 2011-2012 she returned to the UK for a year in Scotland where she and her husband spent almost every weekend on their bicycles, exploring and photographing the countryside from Edinburgh to the Orkneys. Other subjects for her paintings come from trips to Wales, Ireland, Greece, Kenya, Sardinia, Spain, Israel, Japan, Iceland, and across the U.S. Lori also paints local sights, including some uniquely Connecticut stonewalls.
Lori is a member of Academic Artists Association, the Northeast Connecticut Art Guild (NECTAG), the Tolland County Art Association (TCAA), and the Windham Regional Arts Council (WRAC). She displays her work in shows sponsored by these organizations and at other local art exhibits. Her watercolors have won awards in the Academic Artists Association’s National Exhibition of Traditional Realism, the Red Thread Network Annual Art Show, and the Tolland County Art Associations Annual Open Art show.
Lori continues to tuck a camera in her cycling jersey so she can bring home new images to paint.
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