About Lorrie LaPointe

Ephemeral effects perceived in nature, brought on by a confluence of light, humidity and time of day or season are evoked in a series of landscapes that call to mind a range of remembered sensations in the viewer: a storm rips across a marsh, a humid day turns to thunder. Like the haze that surrounds distant memories of childhood’s summers, these paintings, with saturated color, speak to our inevitable emotional response to natural phenomena. Real places and actual moments serve as touchstones for these works that share a fascination with the often indefinite and mutable effects of sea, sky and marsh.

An article published in the Provincetown Banner states, “La Pointe’s paintings are heavy with the presentiment of approaching storms or extreme event that exist in arrested time. If you were to sleepwalk along the cove, this is what it might look like.”

Lorrie comments on her approach to painting: “I am captivated by the fleeting effects of the atmosphere on nature. I try to reveal a fragile instant of either quiet equilibrium of violent tension between and earth and sky. I am inspired more by the emotion that the landscape evokes than by the specifics of the site. My compositions emphasize the mood and temperature, serving as a stage on which Mother Nature may give a dramatic performance.”

Lorrie La Pointe grew up in rural Connecticut. She studied at the Boston Architectural Center and Parsons School of Design/The New School where she received her degree. Her work is in the permanent collection of The Cape Museum of Art, Yale New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital and numerous private collections. Lorrie is represented by the Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, MA. She currently lives and works in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Galleries / Two Person Exhibitions
2019 Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2018 Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2018 The Works Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2017 The Works Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2013-2015 Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2000-2012 Harmon Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2005-2007 Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
1995-1999 Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1994-1996 Cummaquid Fine Art, Barnstable, MA
1992 Swanson Cralle Gallery, Louisville, KY
1992 B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY

Selected Exhibitions
2019 Land-Sea-Sky: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA
2017 Tour of America: Artist Invitational, Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2017 Solo Exhibition: The Captain’s Daughters, Provincetown, MA
1995-2017 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Selected Exhibitions
1995-2005 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Selected Exhibitions
2012 14th Annual Boston International Fine Arts Show, Boston, MA
2007 “Cape Cod Landscapes” NSS Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham, MA
2005 9th Annual Boston International Fine Arts Show, Boston, MA
2005 Lyme Art Association, “The New England Landscape” Lyme, CT
2003, 2006 Canton Artist Guild Inc., Canton, CT
2000 Concord Art Association, “The Meaning in Landscape,” Concord MA
2003 Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
2000 “A Winter’s Tale,” paintings featured in an independent film
1997 “Celebration of Women in the Arts,” C3TV & Cape Cod Women’s Org.
1997 “Renaissance in Pastel,” Connecticut Pastel Society

Corporate Collections
The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
The Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT

Selected Publications
2010 “Transcending Time and Place,” Art of the Cape & Islands,
(Scaglione, Donna), A Cape Cod Life Publication
1999 “10 Emerging Artist of the Cape & Islands,” (Rickford, Laura),
Cape Cod Life Magazine
1997 “Storms and Sensibilities,” (Scheel Laura), The Cape Codder

Education
Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY, Bachelor of Arts
Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA, Architectural Studies