Lorie McCown holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, from California State University, Long Beach, and attended San Diego State University’s Graduate Art program. She was formally trained in drawing, painting, and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, yarn and fiber. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA.
I can not remember a time when I did not, or was not, interested in making art. My influences are broad. I love children’s illustration, ethnic and ancient art, the Impressionists and landscape art. Books and music play an enormous part in my creative process. I love ancient civilizations and history in general. I am interested in context as well as content when looking at and making art. Organic forms and the ebb and flow of our spiritual life are great influences on my work.