Lori Pitten Jenkins
“living the dream”
Lori Pitten Jenkins' has been selected as the 2015 IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts poster artist. Her piece, Crack me up, created in 2013, vividly shows her watercolors can best be described as intense. Color and contrast play an integral part in her work. Being a Florida native is reflective in her subject matters highlighting the unique treasures that Florida has to offer. Lori grew up in Indialantic, Florida. She has a studio art degree from Florida State University. It wasn't until 2005 that she revisited these artistic talents. She took a watercolor class at the local museum and was hooked. She began entering shows and selling her art as an experiment in justifying her passion. Now these passions have transformed her. Lori states, "I want my paintings to grab your attention immediately. I over exaggerate the intensity but try to keep it real. I am not drawn to any one subject matter, I simply paint what inspires me at the time. The WOW factor is my ultimate goal."
Lori has been accepted into several International Watercolor Competitions including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. She received awards in both venues. She is a signature member of American, Florida, and Southern Watercolor Societies and will be featured in Watercolor Artists November 2014 issue as "Ones to Watch".