South Florida has it’s share of portrait artists. For some of us, focusing on the uniqueness of an individual can be extraordinarily difficult to do. So we avoid it. We leave the facial features out of the equation. Or we spend all our time on drawing our models shoes.
This does not describe South Florida artist Lori Pratico. She is inspired by those around her; who they are, their passions, their strengths and their true character. When speaking with her, you immediately feel that she is interested and engaged in learning about the person you are.
Most recently Lori has focused on two groups of works. The first series, entitled “INK” was started because she wanted to explore what inspires women to be tattooed. What the works reveal is a phenomenal grouping of strong portraiture of women from all walks of life.
The second series is entitled “FNPERFECT”. If you ask Lori what inspired this new body of work, she responds “I want to celebrate what society labels as imperfect. My subjects are not concerned with being misunderstood. I believe that takes enormous courage and it is my honor to portray them.”
Lori is a full time artist who also has a talent for murals and faux finishes for the home or office. For more information on commissioning a portrait or to contact Lori directly, please visit her website.
Hi lori i’ve taken a few classes at the goddess studio one was a drum class last night after class i was waiting for my ride , looked up and was hit right in the face 2014 and Lori came into my brain. i walked accross the street and spoke to sharon and she showed me one of your works, it was beautifl. she said she was going to send you an email that i was there. i missplaced your your website so sharon gave it to me again. i have lorioratico.com when i went to put it on my contact list it came up not valid. i’d like to be your pen pal. please advise correct website. thank you and looking forward to seeing you again.. Ralph