About Me

Artist's Statement:

Lori Fontaine - Younger Years

Yes, that's me in the photo. My Parents were very wise, in that when they wanted some quiet time, they would set up my easel or chalkboard and could then be assured HOURS of peace!

My first official "job" was when I was about four years old. I was given the task of decorating the cardboard boxes we took to the end of the driveway on garbage day. The men working so hard were hopefully cheered by my various cat portraits and smiley faces painted on the boxes in bright yellow paint.

It's still that simple, after so many years. I want people seeing my paintings to have a reason to smile.

 

Curriculum Vitae:

Grants/Scholarships

  • 2016: Grant from Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance
  • 2013: Grant from Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance
  • 2012: Scholarship to Wilmer Painting Week Workshop Instructor: Val MacPhee
  • 2009: Scholarship to Workshop with Sharon Lynn Williams from Purcell Mountain Painters
  • 2006: Scholarship to Workshop with Jean Pederson from Purcell Mountain Painters
  • 2006: Grant from Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Selected Exhibition History 

  • 2022: "Victoria Page: My Friends and I" Group Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery
  • 2022: Kimberley Centre 64 Online Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2021: Kimberley Centre 64 Online Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2021: Purcell Mountain Artists Group Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery
  • 2021: Submitted work for Salt Spring National Art Exhibit (Adjudicated)
  • 2019: Christmas Show & Sale Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2019: Kaleidoscope Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery (Adjudicated) (Winner of Honourable Mention Prize)
  • 2019: AIMAE Exhibition Federation of Canadian Artists Granville Island (Adjudicated)
  • 2019: Purcell Mountain Painters Group Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery
  • 2018: Arts on the Edge Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2017: Arts on the Edge Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2017: Featured Artist Show Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C. (Adjudicated)
  • 2017: Rockies Art Calendar Featured Artist July (Adjudicated)
  • 2016: Kaleidoscope Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2016: Wings Over the Rockies Show Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2015: Purcell Mountain Painters/Headwaters Art Society Group Show Pynelogs Art Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2015: Arts on the Edge Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2014: Arts on the Edge Show Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery (Adjudicated)
  • 2014: Pynelogs 100th Anniversary Show Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2013: Solo Show Invermere Public Library Invermere B.C.
  • 2013: Purcell Mountain Painters/ Headwaters Art Society Group Show Pynelogs Art Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2012: Group Show “Change” Kimberley Centre 64 Gallery
  • 2011: Purcell Mountain Painters Show Key City Gallery Cranbrook B.C.
  • 2010: Wings Over the Rockies Show Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2010: Group Show “Wish You Were Here” Salmon Arm Art Gallery B.C.
  • 2009: Pynelogs 95th Anniversary Show Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2009: Purcell Mountain Painters Show Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2008: Group Show “The Valley” Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C.
  • 2006 Group Show “Valentine Show” Pynelogs Gallery Invermere B.C.

Public Collections 

  • 2017: “Imagine the Possibilities” / “Watching Dark Clouds Disappear” Offices of Doug Clovechok Member Legislative Assembly Kimberley B.C.
  • 2014: “Christ Church Trinity In the Snow” Christ Church Trinity Invermere B.C.
  • 2010: “Chubby Chickadee” Foothills Hospital Oncology Floor Gallery

Education

  • 2022: "Sketchbook Revival" (Multiple Instructors) Online with Karen Abend
  • 2021: “Sketchbook Revival” (Multiple Instructors) Online with Karen Abend
  • 2018: Swinton's Art Instruction with Doug Swinton and Michelle Grant Invermere B.C.
  • 2016: Swinton's Art Instruction with Doug Swinton Invermere B.C.
  • 2016: “Creative Clarity Summit” (Multiple Instructors) Online with Dan Blank
  • 2015: “Wilmer Painting Days” Instructor: Brigitte Desbois Wilmer B.C.
  • 2014: “Life Drawing” Instructor: Cathy Parkes Invermere B.C.
  • 2012: “Wilmer Painting Week” Instructor: Val MacPhee Wilmer B.C.
  • 2012: “Life Drawing” Instructor: Sarah Eastick Invermere B.C.
  • 2011: “Wilmer Painting Week” Instructors: Brigitte Desbois, Sebastian Bell Wilmer B.C.
  • 2010: “Wilmer Painting Week”: Instructors: Brigitte Desbois, Sebastian Bell Wilmer B.C.
  • 2009: “Wilmer Painting Week”: Instructors: Meredith Hackler, Brigitte Desbois, Sebastian Bell Wilmer B.C.
  • 2009: Watercolour Workshop Instructor: Sharon Lynn Williams Invermere B.C.
  • 2009: Drawing Workshop Instructor: Donna Jo Massie Canmore Alta
  • 2008: Watercolour Workshop Instructor: Donna Jo Massie Canmore Alta
  • 2008: “Portfolio Development” Instructor: Lynne Grillmair
  • 2007: “Pen & Ink” Workshop Instructor: Sebastian Bell
  • 2007: Watercolour Workshop Instructor: Donna Jo Massie Canmore Alta
  • 2006: Watercolour Workshop Instructor: Jean Pederson