You step into the chapel.
The air here is different, the silence a velvet cloak that wraps around you.
Sun beams stream through the stained glass, moving blues and reds across the wooden floor.
Flames dance in the votive candles below the icon of the Mother.
The Cosmic Mother.
The Holy Yes.
You kneel there, held in light, and ignite your candle.
You close your eyes and whisper a prayer that flows from your heart into the heart of the Divine.
Long after you have left this place, the candle will burn, etching your prayer into the fabric of the universe.
Prayer is alive.
It transforms things.

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I didn’t paint for many years.

When I came back to it, I started over.

I intentionally put away everything I’d learned in art school. I opened up my heart and let the paint flow from there.

It was difficult, at first; it was emotionally intense terrain to travel.

But when I began to approach artmaking as a spiritual practice, I encountered a long lost part of myself.

I found my essence.

I had been painting this way for about a year when it came to me in a dream that I could create medicine paintings for you.

In the dream, you shared with me your prayers and I created paintings that spoke to you, that served as containers for your intentions.

I knew the dream was guidance, so I held my breath and jumped into the deep end of the unknown.

And you came.

You showed up.

You allowed me to hold your prayers and take them into this practice.

Nishaan and her Prayer Painting (+ Woody in the background)

Nishaan and her Prayer Painting (+ Woody in the background)

I am consistently surprised and amazed by what happens when you and I surrender to this process, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share prayer painting with you.

I begin each painting by creating sacred space

I clear energy, light candles, sit in meditation.

When I am ready, I write your prayer or intention on the canvas.

Then, I move color, shape, and texture.

I paint in layers until faces and symbols rise to the surface.

Each painting is its own unique world because each recipient is unique.

Your painting contains the medicine you need, the messages your heart is seeking. It is a reminder that your prayer has been lifted and heard.

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Here’s how it happens

Choose From Two Sizes:

  • 20 x 24 gallery wrapped canvas is $250 

  • 12 x 12 gallery wrapped canvas is $95

After Your Purchase: I will contact you with the email address you provide and ask you a few questions about your prayer. (Or you can go ahead and share your prayer on the payment form.)

What I Do Next: I’ll open my heart and connect to you with prayer and meditation, and create a painting for you in response.

There’s no way to predict what your painting will look like, or what will show up there.

Although these paintings are not likenesses of you, your painting will be completely unique to you. 

Receiving Your Painting: If you’re in the Lexington area, you can pick-up your painting (Please contact me for this option.) Otherwise, I can ship anywhere in the U.S. (Use the purchase now button for this option.)

Terms: I truly want you to be happy with the work we do together and the art you receive, but I do not offer refunds for any reason. If you are interested in a payment plan, please be in touch.

Purchase

 

This is not just about a painting.

For me, painting is spirit-led and devotional, a way to make the invisible visible.

When you commission a Prayer Painting from me, you’re not just requesting a work of art.

The painting is not simply an object.

These paintings are vehicles.

They are vessels for healing energy.

As the painter, I act as a bridge between you and the Divine.

The painting is a container for your prayer, but it isn’t static.

Your painting will continue to speak to you in love, with love.

The real relationship begins when you receive your painting and the two of you begin your sacred conversation.

 

praise for prayer paintings

From the moment I knew my prayer painting was on its way to me, I was eagerly awaiting its arrival! Opening up the package when it arrived was better than Christmas morning. And then seeing her face for the first time, the woman in my painting; well, it felt like I was seeing a part of my soul I hadn’t yet met. Something deep within, that I didn’t know, I didn’t know was there. She’s been with me for a little over a week now and every day, I feel she reveals a new secret to me and holds space for the woman I desire to be and become. The prayer that I sent to Lori-Lyn for my painting was in short, ‘Fulfillment’. And what I got was just that and more. She is a vision for my future. A calling, to my greatest possible path. A blessing. I am in love with Lori-Lyn and her personalized prayer paintings!
— Megan Monique Lewis
Megan and her Prayer Painting

Megan and her Prayer Painting

This custom painting by Lori-Lyn is actually *absolute* magic. Beneath this gorgeousness she wrote my intentions/prayers/wishes. She painted on top of them from her heart and intuitive spirit, then she hugged it in to a handmade frame. I’ve been blown away by what I feel this piece has manifested in my life! I see it first thing waking in the door and it feels like a constant high vibration in deep support and cheer for me. To me it works a lot like Feng Shui. It works a lot like the power of intentions.
— Nishaan Sandhu
Jodi and her Prayer Painting

Jodi and her Prayer Painting

 
 
Best gift ever! My BFF sent me a pic of hers with the sun hitting it just right, causing it to glow. Thank you!
— Tricia Isenstein
I have wanted a painting by Lori-Lyn for a long time. I am finding myself at a loss for words to describe how I feel about my prayer painting. It is perfect for me and I love it!
— Chris Hampton
 

FAQ

What are your payment terms?

I paint when payment is received and I do not offer refunds for any reason. You may submit payment through PayPal, using the Purchase Now buttons on this site, or via personal check (contact me for this option.) If you need a payment plan, I am happy to receive your payment in installments, simply contact me to arrange it.

Are you interested in being contacted by galleries, agents, or boutique owners?

Yes! I love getting my work out into the world - in spaces traditionally known for artwork as well as nontraditional spaces. I have shown and sold work in churches, boutiques, art galleries, and yoga studios. If you’d like to hang my work, please let me know.

Do you teach workshops?

I lead Prayer Paintings workshops and meditation retreats in your space or at your gathering. Please contact me to discuss the possibilities

How long does it take for you to complete a painting?

There’s no hard and fast answer to this question. Prayer painting is an intuitive process. Some paintings come in very quickly and some take a little more time. I paint in order of requests received. You will most likely have your painting in your hands within 2-3 weeks of purchase.

 

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More About this Process

A Prayer Painting Start to Finish:

I’LL PAINT FOR YOUR EVENT

I am available to create a group Prayer Painting live on site for your event.

You and your guests provide the prayers and intentions and I will paint while you eat, drink, celebrate, or fundraise.

It’s a unique and soulful addition to your birthday party or gathering.

BIG WORK

In October 2019, I painted a giant lotus on the studio wall at Wildfire Yoga Studio in Lexington. I love Wildfire and I poured lots of love into this big Prayer Painting.

Have a wall that needs a mural?

Let’s dream it up and make it happen!