About Lori

Lori Klassen, Klassen Studios

Lori Klassen has been involved in making art in the Toronto community for the last 19 years. Her artwork has been described a "full of intensity, drama and sensuality" — not surprising considering she began her artistic journey as a singer, performing on operatic and concert stages across Canada and Europe. On a whim, she took a summer class in acrylic painting from a school called "Artworks — Art for the Terrified", and her passion for painting was born. She has since taken courses at the Toronto School of Art, and has studied and worked for Ritins Studio, Lori Le Mare Studio, and Masterpieces. She has exhibited work in the Toronto Outdoor Art exhibition, The Artist Project, Queen West Art Crawl, and the Riverdale Artwalk. Her television work includes regular appearances on WTN's Candice Tells All and a behind the scenes gig as the decorative painter on Divine Design with Candice Olsen..

Fine art

Lori exhibits her paintings and works at Studio Fuse, a gallery/studio space at the Historic Distillery District (Studio 110, 15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto). Hours are 12-5 pm Wednesday to Sunday, or by appointment. Drop in to watch her work in progress, choose a finished piece or to chat about colour consultations.

Commissioned art

Lori warmly accepts commissions to paint portraits of loved ones, favourite spaces, special homes or pets — beautiful gifts that have always been dearly received.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

2016 The Sybil Frank Gallery, Prince Edward County
2010-2016 (ongoing) Studio Fuse, Studio 110, 15 Case Goods Lane, in the Historic Distillery District

Past Exhibitions

Feb 2015 The Artist Project, Exhibition Place
September 2014 Solo show, The Petroff Gallery
July 2014 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square
February 2014 The Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
February 2013 The Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
December 2012 Group show, Balzac's, Distillery District
July 2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square
March 2012 The Artist Project, Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place
July 2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Nathan Phillips Square (New City Hall)
June 2011 Outbursts & Edges, Balzac's, Distillery District
June 2011 Speakeasy's Fine Art Show, The Gladstone Hotel
2011 The Artist Project, Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place