Lori Le Mare is a leading figure in the crafts of decorative painting and art restoration. Her precise and detailed work can be found in historical and modern buildings, including:

  • Dundurn Castle (Hamilton)
  • Casa Loma (Toronto)
  • The Toronto Club
  • The Colonial Building (St. John’s)
  • Whitehern Museum (Hamilton)
  • Fieldcote Museum (Hamilton)
  • The Aga Khan Museum (Toronto)
  • Battlefield Museum (Hamilton)
  • Castle Kilbride (Baden)
  • Osgoode Hall (Toronto)
  • The Bloor Cinema (Toronto)
  • Fieldcote Museum (Hamilton)
  • San Jeroni Monastery (Barcelona)
  • Greystone Mansion (Beverly Hills)
  • Modern Masters Head Office (Los Angeles)
  • Beau Rivage Casino/Resort (Mississippi)
  • Private residences (Italy, Canada)
  • Chateau Ville Au Maire (Huismes, France)


Art Restoration and Decorative Painting


With a career in art restoration and decorative painting that has spanned over 25 years, Lori was a founder of Canada’s first school of decorative painting in 1989 (Ritins Studio Inc.). She was also a consultant to Modern Masters, helping them develop their line of products. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Professional restoration
  • Murals
  • Replication
  • Faux Stone
  • Marbling
  • Woodgraining
  • Trompe L’Oeil
  • Polished Plaster
  • Painted Furniture
  • Painted Ornament
  • Wall Glazing
  • Gilding

Lori has taught and worked worldwide, including in Canada, China, Spain, Italy, France and the USA. She is a faculty member at the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts in Queenston, Ontario as well as a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.

Decorative Painting Technique Videos

DVDS: Ritins Studio Series, Modern Masters Venetian Plaster, Introduction to Decorative Painting, Metallics, SkimStone and Textures.