Lori Klassen has been involved in making art in the Toronto community for over 20 years. Her artwork has been described as "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..
Lori exhibits her paintings at Petroff Gallery, Toronto; Sybil Frank Gallery, Wellington, Ontario and works at her gallery/studio space in the Historic Distillery District (Studio 209, 15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto). Make an appointment or drop in to watch her work in progress, choose a finished piece or to chat about in-home colour consultations.
Lori warmly accepts commissions of both portraits and botanical pieces — beautiful gifts that have always been dearly received.