I am first and foremost a wife and a mother but in my heart I am an artist.
I have enjoyed art all of my life and have only really delved into it seriously in the past few years. I paint in oils in the Classical Realism Style after the Old Masters. I paint whatever grabs my attention but I really do seem to gravitate towards the flowers and nature.
I attended a Paint Night event and found it to be a fun and rewarding experience and I decided right there and then to bring it to my small rural neck of the woods. I have tried it in several venues and have finally found my niche in 2 of the local bars. I hope to expand!
Everyone around seems to really enjoy the fact that they now have another option for entertainment and all without having the need to travel an hour there and back to neighbouring cities.
I will do private parties for any age and for any reason! Be it for a birthday, anniversary, family gathering, office party, Christmas party, Bachelor/Bachelorette party or even just a “let’s get together for no reason!” party! I can do parties for couples and I can even do parties for the colour challenged.
And remember…supporting locally helps local families support themselves!
You can check out my work at www.lorieturpin.me
Here’s an article that my journalist friend put in the local paper about me! Wheeee!
and another one from last year in another local paper, The Tribune Express. Yahoo!