About Lori

Artist Statement


"My father was a printer, photographer and “ad man” of the 50’s; my mother a graphic artist and painter. I grew up surrounded by paper, paint and ink, so making things was a part of everyday life. Memories of my childhood in New Jersey — taking long walks through the woods and watershed, watching my father plant a tree, or spending hours studying the flowers in my grandmother’s garden — often find their way into my work. I am inspired by things in nature and their metaphors in life, such as a nest with delicate fragments of eggshells, or a flower in various stages of growth, to tell a story or focus on a fleeting moment in time.

I am primarily self-taught and enjoy the process of creating in a variety of mediums, but I am presently drawn to working with paint and collage. I own a graphic design studio where my computer space is slowly being taken over by paper, paint and ink." 

Artist Bio

Lori Vonderhorst’s thoughtful compositions draw you into a world intimate with nature and abundant with personal symbolism. This award-winning artist’s paintings and mixed-media pieces are treasured by collectors across the country.

“Vonderhorst’s paintings are especially haunting” writes critic Ron Glowen. Her paintings are dreamy and rich: delicate bird eggs hover above flowers not quite settled in the vase; twigs and vines twist together as if embracing; words float in the background, alluding to a story, a memory, a moment. Her collages and constructions — incorporating estate sale and junk store ephemera collected throughout the years — invite you to imagine the lives of another: souvenirs collected and discarded; mementos of another place and time. 

Born in New Jersey in 1958, Lori is self-taught and has lived and worked in Washington State since 1979. She shares a studio with her husband, singer/songwriter/guitarist Carl Tosten

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Contact Lori

Lori would love to hear from you! Drop her a line regarding commissions, sales, exhibitions or just to say hi!

Better yet, see her work in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Fogue Studios & Gallery, 50 Over 50

5519 Airport Way South, Seattle, Washington 98108, United States

(206) 717-5900







11:00 am – 6:00 pm


11:00 am – 6:00 pm


11:00 am – 6:00 pm


11:00 am – 6:00 pm