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Catawba River Artisans                      Belmont, NC

Eclectic Group of Artisans


Lorene Lovell

Lorene's paintings capture the true essence of nature; in beaches and moutain landscapes, rural scenes, majestic trees, garden and wildflowers and often birds.  They are portrayed in a straight forward manner that evokes our sensitivities to nature as she shares her emotions and experiences through her art.

Lorene began to paint seriously in 1986 twenty-three years after her formal training during college.  During those intervening years she raised two lovely daughters and owned and operated an Art Gallery/Bookstore in Montana where she grew up.  (She often called it an "Art Mercantile")  After living twenty six wonderful years in Colorado she now resides in Belmont, North Carolina.  Lorene works out of her studio in Gastonia, North Carolina with twenty-five other artists in a shared building called "Arts on Main".

Ms. Lovell has developed a technique using table salt and diluted dish soap, which often creates the ethereal feeling in her "magical reality" paintings.

Lorene's work is exhibited in many corporate and private collections as well as galleries in North and South Carolina, Montana and Colorado.