Lori Frank is a local independent fine artist that specializes in acrylics for uplifting, colourful and unique pieces. Lori's works have been shown at City Hall, the Jubilee Auditorium and the Muttart Conservatory.

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Passing Through, Walterdale Bridge,

Edmonton's river valley

18"x 24" Acrylics on Canvas

I've wanted to paint the new Walterdale Bridge for quite some time.  I finally got a chance to paint it for my client Jennifer and just finished it!  Jennifer's family is moving to Calgary soon and they will have an amazing keepsake of Edmonton with them there! Paper giclee prints that are 12"x16" are now available for $45 and I also have canvas giclee reproductions in various sizes now available.  It takes about 5 business days for your stretched giclee to be ready for your order and I stock the paper prints and greeting cards for a quick turnaround.  Like all of my canvas giclees it comes wired on the back, signed and ready to hang on your wall to enjoy! I also have it available as 5"x 7" greeting cards now.  They are blank inside for your special message.  

Recent Creations
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Rolling Down the River

12"x16"

Acrylics on Birch wood panel

I finally got a chance to paint the ice break or "ice waterlilies" as I like to call them, on the North Sask River at Sunset.  The original is now sold and in Sally Devereux's collection and paper prints are ready and now in stock. 

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Our Beloved Simba

18"x24"

Acrylics on Birch wood panel

It was a pleasure to paint this for my client and her family as a memory of Simba.  While painting Simba I became very attached to him.

Commissions like this are always a pleasure to do.  Enquire within if you'd like one done too.  You can also look under my commissions page to see the wide variety that I have done.

Valley Girl Greeting Cards 

All seasons available

Like my prints of the Edmonton river valley, there are over 60 cards to choose from.  They are blank inside and have the name of the painting and location on the back of each card.  I can also add your company logo or a personalized message inside with your special order. I sell the 5"x7" cards for $6 each or 5 for $25 or 10 for $45 and so on.  For the packages of cards I do a selection generally of one of each card unless specified I pick the assortment for you, based on what is in stock.   Look on my Shop Collections and select greeting cards to view and purchase.

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I now have 61 Edmonton river valley paintings to choose from. The majority of them are available as small paper prints (12"x12" and 12"x16") for $40 - $45 as well as larger canvas options.  

Fall trail painting of Edmonton's river valley by local atist Lori Frank
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My paintings Riding the Rails and Reflections of Light were chosen to be in the catalogue from Edmonton Made - EEDC

Curbside Pickup from Central Location

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Pick Your Own Prints

Safe, no contact, curbside pick up available - now also offering Free delivery on purchases of $65+ through my online store.

 

Curbside no contact pick up - Just drive right up to the front doors of our building.

I'm centrally located at the Valhalla high-rise (11307 - 99 Avenue, buzzer 3051), so you can prepay and purchase on my site, at checkout "select pickup" and then you can confirm a time you'll be by, text or call me when you arrive (780-991-0717); then I will come out and place your package in your trunk or safely pass your order to you. To place an order you can also text or call me with your order or any questions and you can etransfer the money or I can do up an electronic invoice for you to pay by credit card or use my contactless card reader if you don't want to buy from my online store.

If you'd like to view something in person I can bring it out for you to safely view from a distance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the future I will offer no contact in person viewing of my art again; by appointment. I provide disposable gloves for you if you don't have any. I will set up a pop up display in a private room just off of the main lobby in the high- rise that I live in downtown.  I usually just bring down a large basket of all of the prints for you to choose from unless you specifically request a certain piece.  I am conveniently located in a central location and there is free parking out front of our building.

 

Curious about how my unique paintings will look in your home?  Ask me about my covid safe in home consultations.   Just let me know what you are interested in ie. originals, small paper reproductions, greeting cards, larger giclée canvas reproductions etc. and I will customize the private display for you to choose from. 

A smaller selection of my art is also available at Tix on the Square, Etsy Canada online and the Royal Alberta Museum.

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In Home Consultations

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Instead of sending flowers - Send a special local art gift

$65 

Includes a 12"x12" print of your choice - custom wrapped, a greeting card of your choice - and personalized delivery by myself or one of my associatees within 12kms in Edmonton.  I will even write down on the card a message from you to your special someone,  just tell me what you'd like me to say.  (*$70 for a 12"x16" print)

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Original Available

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Original Available

All three of these paintings are 12"x16" of

Moraine Lake, Alberta

The painting with the red canoe is called Sounds of Silence, the middle painting with the couple and their dog sitting on the rock is Hangin' by the Roots, and the boardwalk painting is called Beside the Still Waters.  All 3 are available as paper prints the same size or giclee canvas reproductions stretched and ready to hang on the wall to enjoy!

At the end of July during Phase 3 of the Covid 19, I was finally able to go on a business road trip to re-spark my creativity and to take reference photos of what I would like to paint in our beautiful country; and this spot and painting has started my new "On the Road Again" and are part of my Canadiana painting series.  When I was there it is like being in a holy sanctuary to me, so utterly beautiful and awe inspiring.  People travel from all over the world to visit this Unesco World Heritage Site in Lake Louise and they will again when this passes.  Paper and giclee canvas reproductions are now available and in stock.   Stay safe everyone and enjoy the beauty around us...

I painted and donated this acrylic on tote bag painting (On My Way 2), Leduc County, for a fundraiser for the Premium Outlet Collection for the United Way to benefit those that live in poverty. Thank you everyone for voting for my tote...It Won!     All proceeds raised went to the United Way!

I enjoy making my clients dreams a reality and  love doing commissions of any subject matter that I specialize in.  You can also look on my ONLINE STORE for more examples.

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Tonik on the Dock

12"x24"

Acrylics on Canvas

 

This original was painted for Kim to give as a gift to a loved one.  What a special gift to receive of a beloved dog Tonik.  It was such a pleasure to make Kim's vision of what he wanted painted into a reality!  I can do that for you too.

 

This custom mosaic pillar that I designed, created and installed transformed the pillar that used to be there. This project was done in my studio and then installed onsite. 

 

Custom mosaic pillar designed by Canadian artist Lori Frank
Lori Frank is an independent Edmonton, Alberta, Canadian artist with over 30 years of painting experience.  In 2013 she fulfilled her lifelong dream of pursuing her art full time and jumped out of the corporate world with both feet.  Lori specializes in acrylics and oils for uplifting, colourful and unique pieces.  Lori's works have been showcased at Edmonton City Hall, the  Muttart Conservatory and the Jubilee Auditorium.  She has focused on painting Edmonton's river valley for the last 8 years and is now also creating her Canadiana series.  In September 2018, her night cityscape painting Reflections of Light was chosen by jury to be featured by EEDC in the second publication of Gifted featuring handmade items from Edmonton Made.  And her painting of the rail car going across the Highlevel bridge (Riding the Rails) was chosen to be in the Gifted catalogue in September 2019.
 
Lori describes her painting style as contemporary neo-impressionist realist. Frank is a fine artist that has been primarily using acrylics to develop her Edmonton river valley series.  She also loves painting with oils and will developing a new series in them in 2020.  She started painting many years ago using watercolours, but ultimately found that acrylics were more flexible for her unique style of painting. Pastels, drawing with charcoal and pencils are other mediums she plans to create with again.  Frank is an avid photographer since also taking it in school and likes to photograph what she'll create for reference material when she is working on a specific subject of importance or particular subject matter.
 
She discovered her unique style of painting organically when she was a teenager taking art classes. Her work has also been described as "dancing, dancing with light. Your eye sort of flicks across from highlight to highlight. It's a joy", Ward 4 City councillor and artist Aaron Paquette.
 
"It's really important for individuals, for cultures, for neighbours, for cities to see themselves reflected in culture and art and that's what (Frank's art) does, it helps us develop even deeper our sense of identity, our sense of belonging and also it feels good to know someone recognizes and sees the same beauty in your surroundings that you do, and maybe sometimes, they uncover something new," Frank says. (excerpt from article in Edmonton Prime Times, Dec 2, 2019)
 
For 8 years her muse and creative subject has been the Edmonton river valley - North America's largest urban parkland.  She conceived and developed her Stairway to Heaven, Trailblazing and Connector series during this time; and continues to focus on creating new works of these series.
It is her intention with her ongoing series to inspire Edmontonians and tourists to also physically travel firsthand into our valley; to discover and enjoy it, and to develop a deeper connection with it.  Lori is inspired every day by the energy, comfort and serenity that our river valley gives her. Each new painting involves an adventure into the valley to discover the location to capture and then to create it in painting form. She has spent thousands of hours in Edmonton's beautiful river valley photographing some of the better known and unique hiking trails, stairways and bridges, giving them new life with her painting technique. Lori has now painted over 61 paintings of the Edmonton river valley, and Lori feels like she is just getting started! She is further developing her series by painting urban trails above the valley, festivals, activities to do and parks in our valley. Frank feels grateful to paint our valley and considers her paintings a historical representation of our time with the valley. 
In winter 2014 she was interviewed and her art was featured in a segment by Dez Melenka, called "On Your Street", on Ctv Edmonton; as well as appearing on City Tv, Global Tv and featured in the Edmonton Journal and on Capital FM.
 
Her exhibits in 2014 included unveiling her river valley series at city hall for a featured solo show for The Works Art and Design Festival.  She was chosen by jury for a group exhibit by the River Valley Alliance and Visual Arts Alberta "Marking the Valley" held at the Northern and Southern AB Jubilee Auditoriums.  In December she also had a solo exhibit featuring her Stairway to Heaven series at  the Milner Gallery.
 
Her pop up gallery was at the outdoor city market from 2014 - 2018.
 
In January 2015 she was invited by the City of Edmonton to display her river valley art series at the Wintercities conference at the Shaw conference centre.  Lori was on City Tv in March to promote an upcoming show with the Night of Artists at the Enjoy Centre.  In July she was at the Artwalk for her second time and participated in an art show during the Taste of Edmonton outside of the Winspear.  In August 2015 Lori was chosen by the Daffodil Gallery for a carry-over exhibit from her display at the Artwalk.   
 
In April 2016 a feature produced by Madelaine Skinner of Nait's Broadcasting School (on the CTV2 channel)  featured Lori in it and was about the importance of managing your Art business in today's economy.  July 2016, "Where Edmonton" magazine listed Lori's Edmonton river valley art as one of the top selections of art to "take a piece of the city home with you", in their Made in Edmonton article by Lindsay Shapka.  In September the "Riverdalian" newspaper featured Lori's painting of the Cloverdale Footbridge in it.  On November 30,  2016 the Edmonton Journal featured Lori's art and greeting cards in their holiday gift guide.  April - May 5/17 Lori had a solo art show "Valley Girl" at the Muttart Conservatory. On July 5th Lori was interviewed by Bridget Ryan by request of The organizer of the Artwalk to help promote the upcoming event.  Until May 23rd, 2018 Lori participated in the VOTE FOR YOUR TOTE fundraiser for the United Way in support of those living in poverty. Thank you for voting for my tote and for going to see it at the Premium Outlet Collection at our Edmonton International Airport....it won!  In December 2, 2019 Edmonton Prime Times did a full page feature on Lori. And you can read the artist spotlight in Where magazine that just published in January 2020. In November 2020 Lori 's new Walterdale bridge and Snowbird painting were featured in a newsletter by the Edmonton Arts Council .  A beautifully written article about Lori's art was just published in the Edify Magazine in November as well.  Thank you so much for all of your support...I am humbled beyond measure. 
 
Lori's gratitude and dream continues...
 
Lori's works are in private collections in Canada and the United States, Europe and Australia.   Lori welcomes commissions of any suited subject matter.
 
She is inspired by nature, travel, and always looking for beauty and inspiration in everyday life. It is Lori's life's goal to bring happiness and joy into the world, through her art.
Her work is available directly through her or her website, Tix on the Square and The Royal Alberta Museum and now available on Etsy Canada.