Lori White is a painter of landscapes, cityscapes, and still lifes who came to ﬁne art from an unusual direction. Having grown up in western Pennsylvania, she earned her B.S. degree from Virginia’s George Mason University, then relocated to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to earn her Ph.D. in physiology. Based in central North Carolina ever since, White pursued a successful career as an environmental scientist, but over time shifted toward art-making through studies with such diverse talents as Greg Biolchini, Scott Christensen, Sean Dye, Albert Handell, Chad Hughes, Caroline Jasper, L. Diane Johnson, Kevin Macpherson, Bob Rohm, Frank Serrano, and (especially) Luana Luconi Winner.
Today White brings an environmentalist’s passion to her easel, always seeking ways to show viewers how beautiful and fragile our planet is, and hopefully spurring them to help protect it. The results are smaller paintings made outdoors, and larger ones developed back in the studio. Underway now are several series, including landscapes and cityscapes of North Carolina that encompass not only marshes, lakes, and streams, but also vineyards, barns, and glistening streets.
White is particularly enchanted by “those mornings when heavy fog can transform the most mundane lake or stream into an otherworldly place and time,” and has been creating still life scenes that capture “those anticipatory moments when we are planning our next travels.” She has also developed expertise in painting historic architecture (of which North Carolina has a great deal), as well as such birds as herons, ospreys, and geese.
To see more of White’s work, please visit https://ldwhitefineart.com.
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