Born in 1970, Narrogin Western Australia, Lori spent her early adult life on her husbands family's cattle station in the Pilbara Western Australia, but has now relocated her studio to their cattle property in Boyup Brook, Western Australia.
After graduating from Narrogin High School 1987, she completed an Architectural Drafting Certicate, Perth, 1991, before refocussing her skills to fine arts and design 1992. She has been a full time practising artist since 1994.
Lori held her first solo exhibition at Pilbara Fine Arts Gallery in Karratha, WA in 1995 and has since had 25 solo shows, and been hung in 50 group exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at Monash University, Prato Italy, 2009.
An awarded artist - 2018 people's choice Kilgour Portrait Prize; 2018 finalist Gallipoli Award; 2018 finalist Collie Art Prize (richest regional national prize); 2018, 2017 & 2016 finalist Black Swan Portraiture Prize; 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 & 2013 semi finalist The Doug Moran Portraiture Prize; 2015 finalist The Hutchins National Works on Paper Award; 2015 Salon DeRefuse' - finalist; 2017,2016,2015,2014, finalist Lethbridge National Art Award, Queensland; 2015 Winner Collie Photographic Art Award; 4 time winner Cossack Landscape Art Awards; 2013 inclusion into the Contemporary Artists International Volume 5; 2012 Artavita California, USA International Awards Contemporary Landscape Prize for paintings & photography; 1998,1999, 2000, 2001 & 2014 winner of the Cossack Art Awards; 1997,1998 Geraldton Rotary Art Awards; 2017, 1998, 2001 Perth Royal Show finalist; 2002 Perth Royal Show winner.
The major part of her creative career has focused on oil, mixed media paintings and drawings and extends to include sculpture, design objects & photography. Drawing from her ancestral heritage of 8th generation grazier, botanical & animal forms are prominent and integral. The exploration of the relationship between man and his environment and the shaping of both, both constructive & ruinous is a constant thread and deliberation. In recent years her work has consolidated to explore the recently discovered aboriginal lineage to her pioneering family tree, which excitingly continues to add to the jigsaw of her being and comprehension of the form her paintings take.