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’Beauty’ - Clay flower painting by Lorie Taylor
‘Kiana’ - Painting by Lorie Taylor. (courtesy photo /Blue Sea Artisans
The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery featured artist for the month of May is clay flower sculptor and painter Lorie Taylor.
Lorie Taylor grew up and spent most of her adult life in Southern California. After a 30 year career in law enforcement, she retired with her husband on the the Big Island. She first visited the Hawaiian islands 25 years ago, with her husband who grew up on Maui. She was determined to move here ever since, when she fell in love with the beauty, the people, and spirit of aloha most of all.
Taylor creates beautifully realistic floral arrangements that fool the eye. She completed her formal instruction at DECO Clay Craft Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she trained under Master Instructor Yukiko Miyai and Head Office Instructor Chenli Garcia-Wang. Through formal instruction and continued creativity
Lorie has combined her love for clay sculpture and painting skills. She is currently working with local businesses to replace costly and time-intensive
fresh flowers with more sustainable clay flowers. In addition to her clay sculptures, Taylor is an award winning collage artist and acrylic painter. She
believes in sharing her love of the islands and the Hawaiian people through her art, which can be seen in her vibrant colors and subject choices. For more of her
work check her website at Loriesart.com.
You can talk story with Lorie Taylor at the gallery when she is working on Fridays, May 5 and May 12, 2023 all day.
The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery is
located in the Keauhou Shopping Center, Courtyard, 78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, for more information please call the gallery at 329-8000 or check us out on
FaceBook at BlueSeaArtisans. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and closed Sundays.
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