My mixed media paintings and murals have a lyric, poetic quality. They tell stories of places that exist beyond the mundane. The feminine image and animals hold symbolic, archetypal value. Everday events have a playful twist, a mystical element with a touch of humor.
I am inspired by the land, sky, animals and people of Northern New Mexico. I express these images through strong shapes, colors
I have a book, Oasis in the Mountains; The Paintings of Lorrie Bortner, 2009, 1st World Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-4218-9049-4.
I enjoy working with youth in the arts. I am an Artist-In-The-Schools in Taos, NM teaching colcha embroidery and also facilitate community murals with youth.