Pet and Animal Portraits‎ that Inspire

Hello and welcome to Artful Creations! I’m so glad you found my site. I have a passion for pets and animals, as I am sure you do. All of my art is one of a kind and all pieces are made to order, especially for you. Please browse around and feel free to contact me with any questions or requests you may have. Enjoy!

In my Twenties, I was thrilled when my father, a portrait artist, taught me how to capture the essence of people in pastel on velour paper. My love of nature and animals, however, led me to capture the spirit of beloved pets and the magnificence of wild animals instead.

Artful Creations by Lorrie
Artful Creations by Lorrie

Over the years, my path as a single mother working in the Federal Government has afforded me opportunities for travel to Europe, Asia, and across the U.S., photographing wildlife along the way. My art has won awards both in Pastel and Photography in South Carolina while my past work of wildlfe has been represented by Charleston galleries when the coast was my home.

Having relocated to Richmond, Virginia to be close to family, I am excited with the opportunity to focus on my art and explore a variety of mediums. Pastels however, are my first love, as I seek to bring joy to others in rendering their beloved furry family members, and to share my sense of our connection to the special Beings of Nature.