Learning Compassion original oil painting by Lorelle Bacon Asheville Artist

LH007: Lorelle Bacon – WNC Teacher and Artist of Many Mediums

"Reminiscing" by Asheville area artist Lorelle Bacon, Scratchboard
“Reminiscing” by Lorelle Bacon, Scratchboard 10 x 8″

Black Mountain artist Lorelle Bacon speaks with host Meredith Adler about Lorelle’s life as an artist, art teacher, and highly involved member of community art groups.

Lorelle works with many art mediums and teaches at various venues in Asheville, other parts of Western North Carolina, and nationally.  She has  been a mentor to many budding artists, and her love of teaching shines through during this conversation.

It is hard to believe that this very active artist is 75 years old, but she says so during the interview, so I think it’s ok to tell you here!

I am thrilled to present to you this interview with an artist who paints everything from miniatures to murals!

Lorelle Bacon - Asheville Area Artist
Lorelle Bacon

To Connect with Lorelle and see More of Her Work:

lorelle-bacon-asheville-area-artist-mural-painting
Lorelle Bacon painting a mural in Old Fort, NC

Highlights from this show include:

  • Lorelle’s opinion about having a set style with one art medium (hint: she personally uses many mediums!)
  • How teaching art has improved Lorelle’s own work
  • How so many years of teaching have brought Lorelle to the conclusion that anyone can create art
  • A discussion of Lorelle’s view that the subject “tells her” what art medium to use
  • The importance for an artist of being involved in community with other artists
  • How one local art group is helping revive the small WNC town of Old Fort, NC
  • How an accident and a comment from a doctor gave Lorelle her start as an art teacher
  • Examples of how Lorelle has personally seen art transform the lives of her students

Local resources mentioned during this episode:

Local Artists mentioned:

Upcoming Events for Artists mentioned:

Resources from outside this area mentioned:

Learning Compassion original oil painting by Lorelle Bacon Asheville Artist
SOLD “Learning Compassion” original oil painting by Lorelle Bacon

 

Commission by Asheville area artist Lorelle Bacon
SOLD as a commission by Lorelle Bacon (she is available for commissions)

 

Copyright Lorelle Bacon Asheville area artist- Oops scratchboard art
SOLD “Oops” original Scratchboard art by Lorelle Bacon

 

Jake by Lorelle Bacon, original oil painting
SOLD “Jake” original oil painting by Lorelle Bacon

 

Bali - The Offering by Asheville area artist Lorelle Bacon, original oil painting
“The Offering” original oil painting by Lorelle Bacon

 

Copyright Lorelle Bacon Asheville Area Artist - "Lily on Black"
“Lilly on Black” 18 x 18″ original acrylic painting by Lorelle Bacon

 

"Fervor" by Asheville area artist Lorelle Bacon
“Fervor” by Lorelle Bacon 18 x 24″  (this is one of the paintings mentioned by Lorelle in this episode–part of her Emotion series)

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9 thoughts on “LH007: Lorelle Bacon – WNC Teacher and Artist of Many Mediums

  1. What beautiful work. Hard to pick a favorite. I am lucky to know you.. beautiful painting lift ones spirit.

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment, Kathy, and I’m so glad you like Lorelle’s work!

  2. Wonderful interview! Lively and engaging. Love the references to happy accident and starting over.

    • Thanks, Nancy! So glad you got to listen. Yes, very interesting where the twists and turns of life will take a person…

  3. Loved the episode and connected in many ways Lorelle’s philosophy. You are so fortunate to have so many artists and teachers in your area. Wish I could close my eyes and fly over!!!

    • I totally see how you would resonate with Lorelle’s teaching style, Carol. Would be great if you could visit and check out a class or two! Thanks for listening and for being so supportive of the show…

  4. Lorelle is an amazing artist and a great teacher. Her compassion and love of art and people come through as she encourages each person who comes to her for learning whatever medium they choose to be taught.

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment, Evie. Yes, Lorelle is quite the gift to those of us who have been lucky enough to find our way to her classes!

  5. What an inspiring artist and teacher. I really enjoyed the interview as I as well am a self taught artist. I start teaching a class next week at Olli and Lorelle had some excellent advice I can incorporate in my program. I hope I get the opportunity to meet with you at some point in the future.

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