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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.


Passing Through, Walterdale Bridge,
Edmonton's river valley
18"x 24" Acrylics on Canvas

I've wanted to paint the Walterdale Bridge for quite some time.  I finally got a chance to paint it for my client Jennifer!  Jennifer's family moved to Calgary and wanted a keepsake of Edmonton with them there. Paper giclee prints that are 12"x16" are available for $45 and I also have canvas giclee reproductions in various sizes 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.  They are blank inside for your special message.  

I now have 70 Edmonton and river valley paintings as well as my Canada series to choose from.  I have some originals available and welcome commissions.  

 Night Series

I'm loving painting my magical night series of local businesses.  If you'd like an original painting done please contact me. 


When I was asked to paint the Black Dog for a client I was super excited to go take photos of it at night as I love to do nocturnal (night) paintings.  It was the first in my new night series of small businesses in our city that people love to support.  I would love to do many more of these of various places in our city and welcome commissions of any types of businesses.  These spots in our city are a great new addition to my Edmonton series.  The smallest size that I generally can create them in is a 9"x12" for $375.  My style translates better to larger so the smallest size I prefer to create on is a 12"x12" for $500; 16'x16" for $900 and so really all depends on the subject matter and composition you have in mind.  Of course I'll do way larger and any size and dimensions you have in mind and have several larger upcoming pieces in the works too.   The prints  start at $40 - 12"x12" for museum quality ones or $45 for 12"x16" sized paper prints. I am also selling stretched canvas giclees  (Museum quality) in sizes 12"x12", 12"x16" and up to 24"x24" in size depending on the original painting size.  The canvas reproductions are ready to just hang on your wall as they are signed on the back and pre- wired.  If you want to frame them it is up to you! Click on my shop now button to order yours today! 

Happy Hours,
Sugarbowl Restaurant

I've wanted to paint this for my night series for a while now and finally had the chance to do it!  The original is SOLD.   You can order your reproduction now!  Click on the options.  I have paper and canvas prints available by November 20.    12"x12" Paper prints of this piece are $40. The canvas stretched giclees canvas'  (also Museum quality) are available to order in sizes 12"x12", 16"x16" up to  24"x24" in size, they are ready to just hang on your wall and they are signed on the back by me and pre-wired.  I am also going to have greeting cards made of this piece in the future and if you'd like some send me a message.  Cheers!

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Manchester Square

I've wanted to paint this for my night series for a while now and finally had the chance to do it!  The original is 16"x16" acrylics on canvas and it is AVAILABLE.  I now have paper and canvas prints available.    12"x12" Paper prints of this piece are $40. The canvas stretched giclees canvas'  (also Museum quality) are available to order in sizes 12"x12", 16"x16" up to  24"x24" in size, they are ready to just hang on your wall and they are signed on the back by me and pre-wired.  I am also going to have greeting cards made of this piece in the future and if you'd like some send me a message.  Cheers!


Night Series


A big thank you to Elisa Brose from the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance! She wrote this lovely article about my art and published it through their newsletter and website on March 31st.  

The Viewpoint

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The original is 30"x30" in size and was created for the person that oversaw and designed this special new stairway/steps.  What an amazing new feature and viewpoint in our valley.  It is located in the East Trails off of 167Avenue.  This view of the North Saskatchewan river with a glimpse of the Quarry Golf Course is an amazing new spot to go explore.  

Vancouver Island magical "Tree Portraits"

In August 2021 I finally was able to go to Vancouver Island again.  During my trip I was able to go through some forests in Mill Bay that are so different from Alberta's.  Filled with ferns and moss, they are botanical rain forests that feel like you are walking through another time.  These 3 - 9"x12" paintings were created on cradled birchwood panels and were done using acrylics.  I will have them available soon as prints on canvas or paper, as well as art greeting cards.  They are exclusively posted on my website and haven't been shown through social media yet.  The originals are available and I am enjoying them until such time as I am ready to let them go.  I can also do a commission of one for you as well, as I took so many reference photos and can't wait to paint them all.

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Moss Heaven

Hollis Creek, Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, BC

12"x16" Acrylics on Birch wood panel  

The moss growing and hanging from the trees in the forest and a stream flowing through it was so beautiful.  I loved painting this keepsake of our almost daily walk through this magical rain forest.

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Where There's a Will...

Hollis Creek, Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, BC

12"x16" Acrylics on Birch wood panel  

Even a tree stump surrounded by the beautiful ferns was spectacular to look at and walk past on this trail.  I loved painting this keepsake of our almost daily walk through this magical rain forest.

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The Majesty of Moss

Hollis Creek, Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, BC

12"x16" Acrylics on Birch wood panel  

More moss covered trees and ferns, along our way, I just couldn't get enough of them.  I loved painting this keepsake of our almost daily walk through this magical rain forest.

 Beautiful "Northside" spots in Edmonton...

A client of mine (Michelle) commissioned me to paint 3 paintings of Edmonton that are super special to her as she goes for walks with her dog Poppy to them.  I'm thrilled to show them to you all and will do prints of them by request.  They are a fabulous addition to my Edmonton river valley series as they represent the "north side" of Edmonton. Previously I have done one painting of the "northside" of the beautiful wall of fire (what I call the row of Sugar Maples along 97 Street in the fall); and that painting is called Canadian Forces Way.  So its fabulous to have the Northside better represented now for my series of Edmonton! You can find that other painting I did under shop my collections - fall. Now I have more unique nature spots in our beautiful city to share.  And here they are....

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"The Fountain", Rundle Park

12"x16" Acrylics on Birch wood panel  

Rundle Park is a beautiful park located in the North East side of Edmonton.  I loved painting this beautiful fountain and it is an iconic spot in this park.  If you're interested in reproductions of this painting contact me.  I haven't ordered prints of it yet, but will upon special request.

Among the Wild Flowers, North East Trails, Edmonton river valley

12"x16" Acrylics on Birch wood panel  

There is a new beautiful subdivison and trails on the North East side and I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to paint these beautiful wild flowers by the river.  If you're interested in reproductions of this painting contact me.  I haven't ordered prints of it yet, but will upon special request.

Morning  Bliss, Hermitage Park

12"x16" Acrylics on Birch wood panel  

Years ago I lived in Clareview for a while and Hermitage Park is a beautiful park in that area of Northeast Edmonton.  Painting this brought back memories of this trail and the railroad that goes over the valley.  It is so lush in that area and such a beautiful escape from it all.  If you're interested in reproductions of this painting contact me.  I haven't ordered prints of it yet, but will upon special request.

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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Fall trail painting of Edmonton's river valley by local atist Lori Frank

 I offer in person selecting of my art, online sales, video or in person consults, delivery and curbside pickup as  well from my central location.

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Come by and Pick Your Own Originals, Prints or Art greeting cards

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In Home Consultations also available



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 or can buzz you in and meet you in our lobby.  To place an order you can buy from my site. You can also text or call me with your order or any questions you may have.  I also accept etransfer or I can do up an electronic invoice for you to pay by credit card or use my contactless card reader in person if you don't want to buy from my online store.

If you'd like to view something in person just let me know when you book an appointment.  There is a private room we can use just off of our lobby.
I offer in person viewing of my art; by appointment either at my location or in your home.  For my location, 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 at no cost to you.  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 plenty of free parking out front of our building.  If you would like me to do a showing of my art at your home the charge is $150 and it will go towards your order if you purchase over $500 in art.
Curious about how my unique paintings will look in your home?  Ask me about my 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 the Edmonton Arts Council store at Churchill Square and Etsy Canada.

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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 enjoy making my clients dreams a reality and  love doing commissions of any subject matter that I specialize in.  Below are some of the most recent custom paintings I have done for some clients.  You can also look on my Commissions Page for more examples.

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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 10 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 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 several 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 70 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. Lori also started her night series of iconic Edmonton spots in 2022. Frank feels grateful to paint our city and valley and considers her paintings a historical representation of our time. 

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 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 website, at the Edmonton Arts Council's store at Churchill Square and on Etsy Canada.
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