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Ridgeway, Fort Erie, ON, Canada


Canadian artist Lori Burke draws much of her inspiration for her work from her inner voice and the pull of the human connection. A self-taught, ‘intuitive’ artist, she honed her craft through research and workshops, where she developed a life-long passion for painting.

Lori currently resides in the waterfront town of Ridgeway, Ontario, where she can almost always be found in her home studio, painting. Her internationally recognized ‘Abstracts’ are created with acrylics and inspired by places she’s visited such as Florida, California and the Caribbean, as well as places in Europe that she longs to experience firsthand. These pieces are abstract expressions of a personal emotion. They may evoke a view of the horizon, a glimpse through the trees or windows or a singular perspective of the sky, but they will always emphasize love, light and beauty.

Lori is continually creating new pieces for competitions, collaborations and commissions. Her full and diverse portfolio of work can be seen on her website at

Some recent achievements of particular note:
Co-Author Pursuit365 Business Edition – Amazon Number 1 Bestseller 2024
Curators Pick 2023 Women United Magazine
Featured Artfolio 2022 World’s Most Exciting Artist’s
Featured Solo Exhibition Feb2021 Women Artist Global Network
Featured in House & Garden UK July/August/September/October 2020 Edition Artist Showcase
Exhibited with the Mona Youssef Gallery at le Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.
Exhibited on opening night for NYA Gallery in New York, NY.


“I feel compelled to convey truth through my art and make each piece with integrity and soulfulness.”
The pull of creative expression began for me at a very young age. I was always captivated by the creative process and this yearning developed into a passion for painting that has stayed with me throughout my life.
I am an intuitive painter, guided by my personal connection to the spaces and people around me and my desire to show compassion for all living things. When I paint, I am embarking on a journey to tell a story—it usually begins with a strong feeling in my mind’s eye that I have a need to express. These emotions guide me through the process and I don’t stop working on a piece until it evokes a memory; something that tells me the story is finished and I am ready to move on.

Being so in touch with to the inner workings of my heart and mind, I do not limit myself to just one form or style of expression. I feel at home with acrylics but often integrate mixed media which makes a wonderful, multi-dimensional impact; blending acrylics with spray paint, integrating gold leaf, adding paste, playing with ink and stains, using my fingers, a brush or a palette knife. What’s drives me are the strong impulses I feel, and being present as the emotions come pouring out.

Whether I am painting an abstract, sky scape, city or water scape, I tap into what inspires me in the moment. Most often, the focus is the pull of all earth’s elements and the inherent drama and tension between colour and light.

I love and live to paint and try to infuse each piece with grit and graceful movement. I am humbled and grateful to create.

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