Lorrie grew up in a working class family in Granite City, Illinois near St. Louis.  Her mother described her as having a pencil in her hand and drawing since she could walk.  College was a wonderful opportunity to expand her interests, study a variety of subjects and learn a lot about people from around the world, about life, and about herself.  Lorrie has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies, Art and Sociology, and a Master’s degree in Counseling, both from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Her work has been shown in local galleries in solo, two person and group shows including the Kansas City Artists Coalition, ArtsKC, the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery, the Avila University Thornhill Gallery, the ARTichokes Gallery and the Epsten Gallery. Her award winning art is in private and business collections, including the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, throughout the United States.

 In addition to her work as a visual artist, Lorrie loves the variety and creativity provided by using verbal language with clients through life coaching, career, and retirement coaching in her business “My Authentic Life Coaching” (  It is important to her to make a difference in people’s lives through both her art and coaching.