Featured Artist – Lori Reed, “Water’s Edge”

Lori Reed,

Photographic Impressionism Artist at

C2C Gallery


Lori says, “Ever since a trip to western Montana in May, 2009, my artwork has had photography as its base. At first, I made several digitally altered variations of my photos (giving the images a painterly, sketchy or scratched look) and tore or cut the prints into rectangles to layer up imagery. Then one day I had the idea of running my prints through a paper shredder and building up the scene in those narrow strips of paper. I now cut the strips by hand, allowing me to keep the imagery organized. Sometimes I add in pieces of handmade papers, topographical maps, or fragments from old ledger books to further abstract the scene. I’m moving from a photographic documentation of a place at a particular time, to an impression of a place that is timeless … more of a memory or a feeling of the space.”
Lori Reed has participated in art shows all over the Midwest.  She attended University of Illinois.  Lori loves to travel.  You will find her using images from this exploration….but then re-created in an unique way.  


Lori Reed
Featured Artist
July/August 2017



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Ten Questions to the Artist:

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
I respond to the beauty in nature — both artistically and spiritually. I enjoy daily walks around a lake just outside my back door and experiencing the changing seasons and colors. I also love touring art museums and galleries to see what work speaks to me and pulls me in.
Do you have an influence or theme that guides your work?
I like to travel and take photos on my trips that I think might work for my art. My theme is “joy.”
– When I see something that moves me to photograph it, I’m always excited about the color, the play of light, the feelings that the scene is evoking in me.
– Working with the image in Photoshop and altering it with filters is a playful time of discovery and experimenting.
– I write the word JOY! on every panel before I start gluing down the strips of imagery; I know making the work is joyful to me and I hope that a viewer will feel that emotion when seeing it.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Interior designer
What profession would you not like to do?
Who are your favorite artists?
Joseph Cornell, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Tanning, Lance Letscher, Nick Bantock
What is your favorite tool used to create your work?
Photoshop and an Xacto knife
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
Who is your favorite musician?
Blind Pilot, James Taylor, The National, Junip… I listen to music a lot!
How much formal education have you received? Related to your craft.
BFA from the University of Illinois
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