My friend, Alex, has loaned me a HI-FRUCTOSE (superb art magazine) and I have found myself staring at each page for hours on end. I have soaked up the entire magazine… but not to the point where I will explode. I find myself coming back to it every day and devouring the art spreads to no end. So earlier this week, I realized I want more of this magazine. I Googled it, went to images, and immediately my eyes went to this cover out of all the covers. Stunned by the portrait and its style I found the artist, Lori Earley. The title gave me away, didn’t it? But looking at all of her work… it is like one of the portraitures from the 19/20th century was reincarnated into a modern surrealist of today. Who are these women? The eyes…. are piercing. The faces are full of bone. The elongated necks look like they have been taken from ostriches, minus the feathers. All together, she is a moving artist. The eyes are what grab me the most. They all tell a story and show this woman’s past. And I think that a few of her portraits are some of her customers. Huh. She deserves props. I write about these extraordinary artists because they deserve credit. People like this artist, need to know that people like me are out here in the world. I am inspired. I plan on actually using some of the eye techniques she has done. And who knows, by the time I am as far as Earley… maybe there will be someone blogging on me. No other woman uses oils like this one folks. Lori Earley, if you ever read this… want to give some art lessons to an art student whose in need of a mentor? And I know I am not a girl… but a portrait of me would be pretty sweet too.