Lori’s original work and restoration artistry has been featured in programs including Cityline (CityTV), The Painted House (Debbie Travis) and This Small Space as well as Homestyle, Craftscapes, CNN, CBC, House & Home, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail and The Financial Post.

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Artists Invited to a Summer Retreat in DunnvilleThe Sachem & Glanbrook Gazette

Artists looking for a way to channel their creativity are encouraged to check out the Summer Art Retreat in Dunnville.

“The days are going to be very relaxed and laid back,” said Lori Le Mare, artist and organizer of the art retreat, which will take place from Aug. 10 to 14 at the Shared Harvest Community Farm and Education Centre in Dunnville.

Those who come out to the retreat will be learning skills and techniques from one of the best local artists in the industry… (Read More)

Articles about Lori’s Dundurn Castle Faux Marble Restoration project:

“Going for all the marbles”The Hamilton Spectator

“It’s the kind of paint job the McKenzie Brothers would have liked. Forget about oil or latex coatings from Home Depot. The paint needed here needs beer — 2 ½ six packs to be exact. And not just any strange brew will do. A restoring team at Dundurn Castle, off York Boulevard, is finishing off a two-month project to bring back faux marble walls in the main entrance way…(Read More)

OFF THE WALL: Beer’s the Secret to Faux Finish’s Vintage FlavorDurability and Design

“Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall…

Well, it could have been more, or less. The quantity involved when Dundurn Castle was built in the 1800s is not certain. It was then, says a restoration team working at the site, that a type of beer was used to formulate a faux-marble finish material applied to interior masonry walls…(Read More)

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Destination: San Jeroni de la MurtraIgnite News

The first thing that should be said about San Jeroni de la Murtra is that it is not a place for tourists. If you are looking for a resort with room service and a tour bus parked out front, you may want to turn the page. San Jeroni de la Murtra is a monastery built in the 15th century (and visited by Christopher Columbus on his return from his first trip to the Americas). The stone building surrounds a cloistered courtyard, home to a 200-year-old myrtle tree… (Read More)

Art event in Spain:
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Van Gogh’s Ear Renovation (Guelph, 2010)
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Lori Le Mare is a featured artist in Gary Lord’s Mural Painting Secrets For Success: Expert Advice For Hobbyists And Pros.