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Contemporary Art Defined

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Contemporary Art Defined

Contemporary Art Defined

San Diego is a beautiful hub for the art world. We are lucky to have a versatile range of work available for inspiration. From the fine art galleries of La Jolla to the cutting edge Gaslamp exhibits to the eclectic works of our dearly loved Obecians; there is a movement for everyone spread thickly across the culture of San Diego. the third Thursday of every month the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego holds their Downtown at Sundown. It is a free event where the performing and visual arts converge in one fantastic after-hours event....

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The Process of a Custom Commission

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on The Process of a Custom Commission

The Process of a Custom Commission

The custom commission process for a new collector may seem like a daunting task. Maybe the possibility of having an artist create a custom piece never seemed like an option or the thought of contacting an artist directly never seemed realistic. Here 12 short and easy tips to alleviate those anxieties and get the perfect commission hanging in your home or incorporated into your next project. 1.) Most artists will be delighted, flattered and excited to do a custom commission for you. 2.) Once you have picked an artist that suites your design...

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Art and the Medium of Resin

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Art and the Medium of Resin

Art and the Medium of Resin

My studio has been quite the mad-scientist-experiment over the last couple months! For the last handful of years, I have been finishing my pieces in a high quality automotive clear coat. It adds an exquisite gloss and shine to each piece while being relatively easy to apply. My style is ever changing rapidly as every day I learn something new about the medium of etched metal and its endless boundaries. Depending on the technique enforced while etching the metal, the effect achieved can range from flat, quiet water scenes, to raging waves with...

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Toys 4 Joy

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Toys 4 Joy

Toys 4 Joy

It is that time of year again where a simple trip to the grocery store will be filled with holiday lights, garland, strong scents of pine and that ever contagious holiday cheer. The peppermint holiday bark from Trader Joes is dangerously delicious. I unwittingly bought a box, and it did not last at the studio! One bite, and you will be sucked in! This tasty morsel has completely ignited my taste buds for more holiday treats! Traditional holiday recipes are such a fun and interesting aspect of the season. If you have any near and dear to your...

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Art Miami

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Art Miami

Art Miami

I just returned from an inspiring trip to the Art Miami Fair. This show is the leading international contemporary and modern art show that occurs every December. It attracts artists, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts which makes for a very dynamic crowd. The sheer volume of people sharing one common interest builds a palpable energy across the exhibits! It is quite contagious and almost intoxicating. The directors of Art Miami do a great job showcasing the most relevant and cutting edge artworks from the year. There was a lot to be...

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Black Friday

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Black Friday

Black Friday

Happy Holidays! Black Friday is right around the corner of this beautiful fall season in San Diego. I can’t believe the year went by so quickly. It is already that time to start planning shopping schedules, travel times and party supplies! Here at the Lori Wylie studio I am trying out new sizes and designs to captivate and inspire that hard-to-shop-for person in your family. What better way to surprise the woman who has everything, then a custom commissioned piece of fine art just for her? Or a custom wave painting with a surfboard...

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Happy Friday the 13th!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Happy Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th!

I am very excited on this beautiful Friday the 13th in sunny San Diego to be working on a new triptych titled “Evening Reflections” for the Lahaina Galleries Holiday Art Show happening on November 21st from 3-7. I am eager for this show to unveil some new techniques. The possibilities working with etched metal are endless. I love tweaking my creative process to experiment with various grind marks and painting patterns. On this specific triptych, I used a multitude of colors on adjacent grind marks. The effect is subtle, but...

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From Hawaii to San Diego

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on From Hawaii to San Diego

From Hawaii to San Diego

I started my journey from a musical standpoint. I was blessed to have musical parents that promoted my creative devices. I played a variety of classical and jazz and got very comfortable working with my hands. Later in life, I worked alongside my former husband, Doug Wylie and his international company that specialized in bronze sculptures depicting marine life located in California. I dabbled in many aspects of the company, mainly focusing my energy on the administrative side of things while still assisting in the design and sculpting...

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San Diego Inspiration

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on San Diego Inspiration

San Diego Inspiration

My husband and I took an early morning ride on our skiff. During our crisp troll of the San Diego harbor I was inspired by the magnitude and depth of the downtown San Diego...

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Ribbon Sculpture for Breast Cancer

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Ribbon Sculpture for Breast Cancer

Ribbon Sculpture for Breast Cancer

Painting the breast cancer ribbon for breast cancer...

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