Lori Brackett grew up in Ammon, a suburb of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She consciously knew she wanted to be an artist since the tender age of five so her education was pursued in that direction. While in junior high and high school, she took almost every art class they offered. Post high school, Lori continued her art education at both Ricks College and then Idaho State University, finally graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art in Fine Art.
“In my art I enjoy a myriad of different media, though my favorites are pastel, acrylic and oil. The images I perform have so much to say visually; I try to get others to ‘listen’ with their eyes. Therefore, I portray what I feel is uplifting, invokes good emotions, or gives food for thought. I depict a lot of animals in my art for the humble simplicity and fantastic grandeur they bring to what I am trying to express. My cats, who have been wonderful family members over the years, have been some of the repeated subjects in my animal paintings.”
Lori also does a fair amount of human portraiture and expression.
“It is said, ‘An artist should paint what they know.’ so oftentimes I use my husband and my sons, DJ and James, as models. It pleases me when others are able to feel inspired by the images I create.”
If you would like to contact Lori about her art, or if you have any portrait/commission request, she would love to hear from you.