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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Lori Perry

Home PO BOX 300 County: Stark
Middlebranch Ohio 44652 United States
Home Ohio United States


As a kid, I was frequently in trouble at school because I preferred drawing on the back of my work papers rather than doing the task at hand.  My degrees include a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Akron. While teaching in the Canton City Schools, I earned National Board Certification in art. I have been employed as a commercial artist, an elementary art teacher and a university professor teaching studio classes and art history. I currently live on a farm with my husband and cats, where I paint in a converted barn/studio. Trained as an illustrator, I prefer watercolors, pastels and mixed media. I enjoy the company of fellow artists from all walks of life, along with opportunities to share my work with non-artists. 

Artist Statement

Art is found everywhere. To find it, one must have powers of observation and imagination. I find beauty in colors, shapes and patterns that occur in the natural world. Watching people interact with the world is another source of inspiration. Trained as an illustrator, I find subjects and portray them realistically, always adding my own touch. There are no boundaries or limitations for what I chose as subject matter. Making art is joy to me, sharing my work is a privilege. 


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