Lori Smolin has been painting watercolors for about 30 years. 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. They continue to go back every year to bicycle in different parts of the UK. She draws much of her subject matter from these travels as well as from trips to a number of other countries and adventures in Connecticut and rest of the US.
Lori is a member of the Art Guild Northeast, the Tolland County Art Association, and the Windham Regional Arts Council. 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.