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Lori Forest
A Timeless Legacy 2019 Artist



2019 Works



Spirit Guide

Lori Forest

Oil, 30" x 36"



Morning Rising

  Lori Forest

Oil, 18" x 24" 

USD $3,500.00


Pool Boys

Lori Forest

Oil, 11" x 14"

USD $1,200.00 



Velvet and Summer Satin

Lori Forest

Oil, 12" x 16"







Lori Forest


Lori Forest was born in Iowa.  Even as a young child she was compelled towards the visual arts. At 7, she won an art contest through a local television station.  From that early beginning, she has continued her artistic path.  Her family moved to Colorado when she was 15.  From that moment, her love for the west began. A resident of Colorado for most of her life, Lori’s paintings illustrate her fascination for the sublime beauty and quiet power of the west.  The western horse, and wildlife are the focus of her oil paintings.

Lori studied art and geology at Colorado State University, but believes her greatest teacher has been that of observation and experience painting in the field.  An active outdoors person and horsewoman, Lori paints from her own personal experience from trips into the national parks and wilderness of the western United States.

Backcountry explorations often bring her face to face with the wildlife in their natural habitat.  These firsthand experiences are the subjects of her paintings.  Her wildlife pieces are representative of the animal’s natural behavior and territory.  These painting are both landscapes and wildlife images. Color and proportion studies are started on site.  Using the field study and reference photos, the painting is completed in the studio.   “The focus of my composition is to pull the viewer into my painting.  I really try to convey a sense of depth and space using dramatic light and atmosphere.”

Her passion and knowledge of horses is evident in her equine paintings.  She owns five western horses, four appaloosas and a Spanish colonial mustang, and often uses her own animals as inspiration for her paintings.  The western horse in its natural element is most often the subjects of her equine paintings.

She has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art and Western Art Collector magazines and has won awards in the Artist’s Association of Northern Colorado National Show and the Salon International.                           


Her award-winning work has received national recognition in numerous show including Masters of the American West Exhibition, the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Shows, Stampede Western Invitational, The American Academy of Equine Art’s National Exhibition, Paint the Parks Top 100 Competition and Exhibition, and the Nation Museum of Wildlife Art’s Plein Air Festival. This is Lori’s third year participating in the Hockaday’s A Timeless Legacy. 


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