Lori Burke is a mother, an intuitive artist, and an authentic collaborator who shares parts of her soul in the form of her art.
As an intuitive artist, I am intensely in touch with my emotions and the pull of the sensory world around me. I truly believe that my art manifests from a special place in my soul and an inherent need to let the mystical powers of creativity emerge.
Like many in the arts community, I envisioned a life as a full-time artist long before it actually happened. I learned early on to go with the flow and trust that everything would happen in its time. Motherhood beckoned loudly and the joy I felt in building a happy, loving family cannot be overstated. During these blissful years, I cultivated relationships with family and friends, always appreciating the immeasurable gifts life had to offer.
I put my energy into special projects, collaborating with strong, self-sufficient women, building a community that was empowering and engaging. Together, we struggled, learned a lot, and took care of each other. It was during this trying time that I picked up my paintbrush again. With that first familiar movement of the brush, the colours came alive on the canvas and I knew that this was what I was mean to do.
I am continually grateful that I get to express myself through art and even more, that I can connect to people from around the globe in this unique way. There is a magical quality to the creative process that both grounds and astounds me. I call myself an ‘intuitive artist’ because I trust my instincts and rely on them to create what is in my heart and mind’s eye.
Whether as an artist, mother, grandma, soul sister, or BFF, I try to live my life with authenticity, guided by these simple practices—
I am especially thankful for my sweet studio angel Keiko, featured here with me on this page. Keiko, my canine soulmate, you were a guiding force and calming presence in my creative life and will be forever remembered with love.
Give freely and forgive willingly, for that is a gift. Always have gratitude, as without it, you will not find grace.
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