A R T I S T  S T A T E M E N T


My work is about connecting to our environment through themes of nature, family and home.  To represent this connection, I loosely paint the flight of a hummingbird, the texture of a nest, the color of nature, and the shape of a vase. Digging deeper, these paintings represent family life cycles, hope, renewal, gratitude and home.


Mixing up mixed media is fun and I work in a variety of mediums, including encaustic.  The desire to explore materials is a constant in my process.  I often ask myself, “What if I tried…” and have incorporated silk, bed sheets, paper, and other materials to create layering.  I enjoy making stencils and studying pattern.


Exploring the world through travel adds to my knowledge of my surrounding and seeps into my paintings.  To me, painting Is like solving a complex puzzle.  There are so many moving parts to resolve, so many ideas to ponder.  The exploration is endless and the completion of a painting, joyous.




Alpharetta, GA 1966

After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Lorra worked for years in the financial services industry.  She felt a creative void and once she moved to Georgia, she decided to make a change and enrolled in interior design courses at The Atlanta College of Arts.  Exposure and interest in interior design led to painting.  She is self taught but has taken painting classes in Africa, France and in the U.S.  She is represented by two Georgia galleries, dk Gallery and High Country Art, and in Florida, The Studio Gallery 30a.  She has exhibited at the Swan House, Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Southeastern Designer Showhouse.  Her work has been featured on Tamara Day’s HGTV / Magnolia Network show “Bargain Mansions.”  Her mixed media work has been featured in solo and juried shows.



dk Contemporary Gallery 

25 West Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060, (770) 427-5377



Tamara Day’s Bargain Mansions

Exclusive online print program of artwork



High Country Arts and Antiques

715 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, (706) 632.6882



The Studio Gallery

26 Logan Lane # D, Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459, (850) 231-3331




Selected Exhibitions


2023    Whimsy, Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, Georgia


2023    ADC Fine Art Spring Competition finalist, Cincinnati, Ohio


2023    Tell Me A Story, Americana, It’s All Black and White, Inside Out, Smile, Curated by Design(er) IV, at dk Gallery

2023-  Little Things, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta Georgia



2023-  Meet Me In the Garden Room, The Gardenhouse Gallery in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Georgia



2022    Solo show, Art Pop Up at The Hotel at Avalon, Alpharetta Georgia


2022    Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse. painting selection by Theresa Ory Interiors, Atlanta Georgia

2022    All Creatures Great and Small, Potluck, Inspired, Oh the Places You’ll Go, Abstraction, Bloom, Warm Up / Cool Down shows at dk Gallery


2022-   Artwork selected by Tamara Day for HGTV’s / MagnoliaNetwork show, Bargain Mansions.  Selected artwork in her licensed 

2019    print collection.


2021    Squared Away, Birds of a Feather, Squared Away, Curated by Designer, Home for the Holidays shows at dk Gallery


2020    Holiday Hop, Wonder and Whimsy, Hope is the Thing With Feathers, By Land & By Sea shows at dk Gallery


2019    Small Gems, Unseen, Vivid, Small Works, Buckhead Pop-up shows at dk Gallery


2019    ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Georgia Chapter’s Art Gala, Atlanta Georgia


2019    Fresh Start, East End Gallery, Inlet Beach Florida


2019    Solo show, City of Alpharetta, Atlanta Georgia   


2018    Solo show, Roots and Wings, dk Gallery


2018    Moments and Memories, East End Gallery, Inlet Beach Florida


2018    Atlanta Magazine's HOME Modern Showhouse, painting selection by J. Witzel Interior Design, Atlanta Georgia


2018    Best of dk Gallery, Grits and Glory, Kaleidoscope Explosion shows at dk Gallery


2017    Solo show, From Land to Sky, Jane Sandelin Gallery at Art Works, Inc., Richmond Virginia


2017    New Year, New Artists, New Work,  Pin-up Show at dk2 Gallery and dk Gallery 


2016    A Square Christmas, Photo Abstraction, I've Got the Blues, Smile, On The Sur- face, New Year, New Art, New Work shows at dk2 Gallery and dk Gallery


2016-   Spotlight on Art shows, Trinity School, Atlanta Georgia



2015    Pretty in Pink, Farm to Table, Breaking the Rules, White Christmas, dk Gallery 



Corporate Collection


2021    Permanent Collection, JLL Atlanta, Atlanta Georgia



Artist in Residency


2020    COVID-19 Artist Residency, Creativity In Place, throughout the pandemic

             Interview with Kate Osmond about the program.





2023-   Various workshops in the U.S. and abroad to learn new techniques.



2023-    Art2Life Academy



2020    Art2Life’s Creative Visionary Program with Nicholas Wilton


2016     Member of Fountainhead’s Atelier Program, Roswell Georgia


2015     9th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown Maine


2013-    Founded “Domicile In Style”, an interior decorating firm,  Alpharetta Georgia



2000-  Interior Design classes at the Atlanta College of Arts, Atlanta Georgia 



1988-   University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Business Administration:  Marketing and Finance






2022     Artist talk about flora inspiration, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Georgia


2022-   Encaustic demonstrations at High Country Arts, Gallery, and The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta



2020    Instagram Live Artist Chat with Tamara Day


2017    “Paper Please” Panelist, dk Gallery


2017    Art talk on exhibition, “From Land to Sky”, Art Works, Inc., Richmond Virginia





2022    Stroll Historical Brookhaven, “Town and Culture” by Denise Jackson


2022    Modern Luxury Atlanta, dk Gallery’s featured art page


2022    Canvas Rebel, “Meet Lorra Kurtz”


2022    House and Garden, “The Art Edit”


2022    Marietta Daily Journal, “All Creatures Great and Small”


2020    KCTV’s Morning Show ,“HGTV star shows three ways to style a buffet table,” Tamara Day


2019    American Art Collector, dk Gallery Artists


2019    American Society of Interior Designer’s Art Gala featured painting for marketing materials


2019    Art Guide, "Artist Process”


2018    Marietta Daily Journal, “dk Gallery's Roots & Wings”


2018    Voyage ATL Magazine, “Art and Life with Lorra Kurtz”


2017    North Fulton Family Life, "Mixed Media Artist Lorra Kurtz, The Whole Ball of Wax” by Brandi Price


2017    Art Guide featured painting for Art Works Studio and Galleries


2016    Birmingham Home and Garden, "Deck Your Walls”




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