Lori Elliott-Bartle

Omaha, NE
United States

Lori Elliott-Bartle focuses on aspects of landscape, and especially the prairie. Each day, she looks at the patch of big bluestem growing in her small, urban front yard to remind her of the resilience and subtle beauty found in grasslands. Her work is often abstract, and she uses a wide range of materials. She mixes softened beeswax with oils and pigments and applies many layers to create paintings that hold depth, complexity and texture. She uses rollers, wide blades and brushes to apply paint; then she blots, scrapes and carves with knives and points to reveal underlying colors, to convey motion and emotion, and to share stories.