Lori McNee is an artist, author, social media influencer, blogger, and art educator. She is the Author of “Fine Art Tips”, and host of her own T.V show “Art Beat with Lori McNee”. Lori is known for her stunning landscape and wildlife paintings that have been featured in numerous publications and galleries. Through her paintings, Lori reconnects the audience with the natural world, a world perhaps that many people today have become separate from.
Avery: I hope you all enjoy this interview with Lori, I know she is a busy person, so I am grateful for the opportunity to chat with her! Lori is a talented wildlife artist I think many aspiring painters can learn from, her work depicts nature in a gentle, beautiful, and magical way. As always I hope you find benefit from this interview, and so long as people keep enjoying these artist conversations I will continue to make them!
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The Party Animals of Abundance Valley is a short and sweet kid’s book I wrote and illustrated with Arianna. This book is a little different than our more cartoon-style books, as I did black water color pictures, which Arianna finished off with an elegant dusting of colored pencil. I think it gives the artwork a little bit more of a sophisticated tone, which helps to match the moral of the story.
What happens when the party animals of Abundance Valley get a little too crazy? Find out in our newest book!
Sean Seid is a poet, photographer, and musician based in Florida, he is the author of his newly announced poetry book “The Love Inseid”. Sean shares with us a spiritual perspective on the creative process, and gives insight on how creativity and spirituality are more connected than we think.
Paul Howard is a Los Angeles based film-maker and activist. He is the director of the online documentary series “Ann Asks” and its complimentary feature-length film “A Pebble in the Pond.” Paul strives to create content that is impactful, positive, and inspiring, and his films show it. “Ann Asks” starring Ann Benson is a series that believes in people and the good we can do when we take action. The series wants you to be inspired to ask: How can I Create Ripples too?
Here is a new poetry collection from Arianna and I. It contains poems and art from the both of us, including art works we collaborated on. This first “Rainbow” titled poetry collection is the first installment of a colorful series, so if you like the art from this book, there is more to come! I have so far compiled three books for this series, but for now, enjoy “Thinking In Rainbows”.
Terri Nakamura is a social media strategist, graphic designer, writer and author of the upcoming book “Blogging on Instagram” which was successfully fundraised on IndieGoGo and is being published by New Degree Press. Terri was named by Business Insider as one of the top women in technology on Twitter, she is also a Verizon brand partner and co-owner of Alki Surf Shop in Seattle.
Arianna: In the recent years I have been very inspired by Celtic and other forms of traditional music, and this song came about after re-stringing a zither we obtained last year. Upon playing, it simply flowed out. I call it ‘Mountains’, because that’s what the song felt like to me (I think the echoes enhance that feeling). Kai said it made her think of unicorns, and I added that to the companion art. So please enjoy this musical piece, and know there will be more to come. And because it has no real lyrics in it, I would be very intrigued to hear what you hear or interpret within this song as well!
Drake Arnold is a Florida based artist, he creates traditional paintings and murals with spiritual and psychedelic qualities, and he is the founder of Fractal-Spirit, an apparel company and artist collective. We talk about his life as an artist, augmented reality, murals, and much, much, more.
David Sandum is an artist and author, notable for his highly praised 2015 book, “I’ll Run till the Sun Goes Down: A Memoir about Depression and Discovering Art”. But many of you will know him as the founder of the Twitter Art Exhibit, an organization that exhibits post-card sized artwork submitted by artists from all over the world. The donated artwork is sold to help raise money for charities and non-profit organizations.