August 1, 2018

Originally published on my facebook page, Lori Racicot Art, in March 2015.

In January 2015, a dear friend, whose son went off his medication and died by suicide, sent me this e-mail:

“by revealing your own darkness through your art … you yourself become more transparent...

November 21, 2017

For the past three years, I have painted with individuals, including those with dementia, at local skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and I know first hand how creating art can promote healing and relieve stress. My new series of abstract paintings, “Where...

February 9, 2017

How does an artist come up with titles for their artwork?  Some artists have a title before they create the piece. Others, decide on the title once the piece is completed, sometimes changing the title as time goes by. I have often struggled with coming up with a title...

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend encouraging me to enter the Creative Climate Awards, sponsored by the Human Impacts Institute in NYC.  Always looking for a way to "make a difference" as an artist, I started thinking about what I could create to inspi...

May 10, 2016

Last week I decided to rework a painting, "Fall on the Farmington River."  Even though it was one of 80 paintings out of 400 that was accepted into last year's Granby Land Trust juried show, it just wasn't quite right in my eyes.  When I was done reworking the painting...

March 6, 2016

Recently I received several requests for larger paintings - at least 30" x 40."  I remember when 11" x 14" seemed daunting, but always up for a challenge, I bought several large canvases and started painting.  The thought of seeing my work on a larger scale, was exciti...

January 10, 2016

Recently, "Blossom," a  painting of a very large hog, who I painted, found a new home.  She sits above a beautiful silver and gold inlaid table, greeting everyone who walks in the room.  

 

Her new owners wanted to know her story, so I told them that...

September 14, 2015

Inspired by Joan Savo, an abstract expressionist, this painting of my cat, Don Gato, reflects his elusive nature. 

 

 

September 13, 2015

My friend, Amy Kulig, took an amazing photo of the Vermont Green Mountains.  With her permission, I used her photo as reference for this painting.

 

 

September 13, 2015

Staying with the barn theme, I decided to go large, 24" x 30" and let my inner artist take over the brush.  The result below, is one that I am really happy with.  Many layers, colors, and painting instruments, including some clay working tools, made for an interesting...

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