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I did it my way, then I read the directions.
— Lorrie Lane

Lorrie Lane is a self-taught improvisational realist oil painter. She began painting as a child in upstate New York and never stopped. After attaining a degree in English from Smith College, Lane had planned on becoming a writer. In the mid-eighties, she found her southern roots in Alabama where she has been working as a professional artist ever since. While flurries of poetry and petite narratives still flow out of her, she chooses the life of an artist every day.

Since beginning her professional artistic endeavors, Lane been represented by numerous galleries across the Southeast—among those is her daughter—Liz—of Liz Lane Gallery in Birmingham. Moreover, she enjoys local outreach art pursuits within the community and throughout Alabama. 

Lane is currently a resident studio artist at Kentuck Art Center & Museum in Northport, Alabama and uses a combination technique of palette knife and brush—allowing for both glossy texture and realistic detail.

Lorrie Lane Artist