As a child, I was fascinated with ancient wisdom and the transcendent. I was an avid scholar and my work as a psychologist dealt with the exploration of consciousness. My paintings are a reflection of that divine spark. Conscious awareness is moment to moment and each moment can be visually expressed in an oil painting—these paintings are poetic symbols of the divine.
When you observe an original work of art, your brain’s neurons fire in a similar fashion as the neuron’s of the artist who painted the piece. This is called “neuron modeling.”
And, there is more scientific evidence that supports this physiological change while viewing a beautiful piece of original artwork. Physiological, studies show “that the blood flow increases (in the brain) for a beautiful painting just as it increases when you look at somebody you love. It tells us art induces a feel good sensation direct to the brain.
In my bio, you will learn more about my life as an artist and a therapist.
My work has been compared to French Impressionist Berthe Morisot.
1875 Laundry by Berthe Morisot
2015 Orr's Island by Lorwen Nagle
You can find out more about my process and why I love Plein Air Painting here.
On my gallery page, you will find my aesthetic goals. I want you to have a palpable sense of my intention as I go out in nature to capture an ordinary moment.
Any artist that can put an emotional reaction to nature in their work while they are doing it is special. There is no teaching of this. Many artists strive to capture feeling in their work. In Lorwen’s case, it comes more frequently than most painters. David P Curtis, American Landscape Painter, and Instructor.
American Contemporary Impressionism is the classification for my work. However, I feel a strong connection with the Symbolist Artist, who emerged in the 1880’s. You can read more about Impressionist art and Symbolist art here.
My studio is located in Kittery, Maine and open to the public via appointment. Before or after you purchase a painting, you are welcome to connect with me via Skype. I am always available.