While clearly influenced by the realism and techniques of the old Masters, Lori Lukasewich’s painting owes more of a debt to the practice of meditation. Her contemporary realist paintings often express an ethereal light and singular focus that is at once calming and pleasurable. The paintings are done in oils and alkyd mediums, using modified traditional techniques of underpainting, overpainting and glazing.
She was educated at the Alberta College of Art and has used her skills broadly in the areas of graphic arts, visual presentation, film and television, jewellery design, furniture design, decorative and faux painting, palaeontological restoration, and children’s literature and illustration. She has been teaching painting for 17 years, much of that time in the Extended Studies program at ACAD.
Lori has painted seriously since 1984 and has exhibited consistently since that time. Her work can be found in many public and private collections.