Lori Motokado is a second generation Japanese Canadian watercolour painter with over 35 years of painting experience. After 8 years of formal oil painting instruction, she switched mediums to watercolour. Through diligent exploration she has taught herself the medium, and in doing so developed a highly detailed and thoughtful style unique for the medium. Lori’s academic background includes a Ba in History from Simon Fraser University, a Certificate in Liberal Arts, and a Certificate in Architectural Drafting.
Lori’s highly illustrative watercolour style reflects her interests and experiences. Drawing from her academic background; she is inspired by subjects with history, and character. Each painting reveal her appreciation of the colours, textures, shadows, rust, scratches and dents which she believes defines the subject’s rich narratives. Her paintings are visual vignettes, celebrating the complex and hidden intimate stories of everyday objects.
Lori has exhibited in various local galleries (Place Des Arts Gallery, The Hope Gallery, The Port Moody Blackberry Art Centre and the Centre A Gallery in Vancouver) and regularly shows in community art events. Several of Lori’s watercolours, have been juried into the North Vancouver Community Art Gallery rental program. She is an active member of ArtistCircle, The North Vancouver Community Art Centre, The BC Society of Fine Artists and is an active member of the The Federation of Canadian Artists.