Lori Earley is a contemporary surrealist figurative artist who began exhibiting her work in 2004. She describes her work,
“My oil paintings are a combination of classical realistic rendering with a personal element of distortion”
This distortion comes from an innate desire to transform her emotions into tangible planes that express what she feels, not what she sees.
Painting has always been a means of self-expression for Lori, therefore she paints because she has to. The process is an expressive outlet that has become a real and physical need. Subconsciously or not, the figures Lori paints are a reflection of her individuality and her mood at the time. Every painting is in essence a self-portrait. Each mood is distinct, ranging from subliminal, cryptic expressions to more cognitive states of being, the eyes of the subjects often being the primary focus of emotive expression.
Lori’s work is a fusion of personal experiences and influences, moody atmospheres, Victorian inspired couture, and timeless elements all laced with clandestine symbolism. The figures Lori paints exist in their own esoteric realm and time, and each painting offers a glimpse into their anomalous world.
Lori’s work is featured in the July issue of beautiful.bizarre magazine.