Lori Faye Bock
A Detroit transplant via Los Angeles and Santa Fe, Lori Faye Bock has been residing in the tiny agricultural hamlet of Los Silvestres, just north of Abiquiu along the Chama River, where she has found endless inspiration for three decades on the farm where she lives & works alongside a bevy of domestic & farm animals as well as a multitude of wildlife.
Bock’s whimsical & colorful paintings of birds, animals & windowscapes are fanciful and real, ordinary and beautiful, delicate and robust, reserved and bold.
“My painting process begins with multiple layers of gesso & venetian plaster applied with palette knives resulting in variegated textures followed by intricate details using acrylic paint on cradled Baltic birch. I find the juxtaposition of fine brushwork against a sea of chance exciting and is propelling me into further exploration. I am more and more enjoying the inherent characteristics of paint.” She continues, “The farther along I travel in a painting the more I fall in love with the experience. The more intricately detailed I become, the more I sense there is life staring back at me. This sense of life, with all its meaningfulness, playfulness, beauty and joy, is what I hope my viewers will experience as well.”
Bock’s work has been represented by galleries since 1997 and also graces the walls of many public institutions as well as private collections.