I’m Lori-Lyn.

This is my story.

10s: I was a sensitive kid. I didn’t like crowds or fireworks. I could feel everyone else’s emotions. Sometimes I could hear their thoughts. Once, my whole class went to the haunted house at the high school but I stayed behind and waited for them to return because I couldn’t imagine allowing myself to be scared on purpose. I wrote books and stapled-together notebook paper. I tried my best to rescue the injured animals I found. On summer nights, I stood out in the front yard with my dad and searched the starry sky for UFOs.

20s: With my degree in studio art and a burning desire for something I could not name, I moved to New York City on an icy Thanksgiving weekend. I stayed there for nearly a decade, searching. While I loved the tiny white lights in West Village shop windows in the winter, and the autumn leaves that swirled on Brooklyn streets, the crush of people was too much for me. I grew more and more depressed and disenchanted. I stopped making art. I learned to pray the rosary. I scoured used book stores for the hidden wisdom of Mary Magdalene. I wished for divine guidance.

30s: Having earned an MFA in fiction writing, I moved back to Kentucky. I started dating a man I’d known since high school. I painted every room of my little house a different color. I found the right teacher for me and learned Reiki. I learned about angels, too. I learned that my sensitivity was actually a gift. I learned to trust my intuition. Tracy and I moved into a four square house in a downtown neighborhood. We became the caregivers of two sweet pugs. We became aunt and uncle to three extraordinary nieces.

40s: One January morning, I signed up for a painting class. At first, standing in front of a canvas after such long absence brought up painful emotions for me - frustration, anger, sadness. I painted through the emotion and it opened up a doorway. It opened up my heart. I found my voice. At the same time, I returned to the Episcopal Church. I was called there, and much to my surprise, I found a spiritual home. It turns out that along with being wild and devoted, my heart is liturgical.

Now: I create paintings, infused with prayer and intention and healing energy.

I write love stories, both fiction and nonfiction.

I lead retreats and workshops.

I believe the purpose of this life is to journey, with one another, into the heartbeat of God.

I seek to be the person I was created to be, and I love walking with you as you become who you were created to be.

I find that the more I allow creative energy to move through me, engage in meditation and contemplative prayer, take care of my energy body, and move love through my heart…the more harmonious my life becomes.

I love sharing this life with you.

You can see my work an educational experience here.

You can see my recent artwork here.

I share on Instagram and Facebook

I send a Love Letter now and then.


If you think you might want to work with me, but you're not sure, let's talk.

If you're interested in hosting a retreat or workshop or have questions about a prayer painting- please drop me a line.

Unless otherwise marked, most paintings are for sale and can be delivered in the Lexington area, or shipped in the U.S.

If a painting speaks to you - I want you to have it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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It’s been two weeks since you were here and each day I thought about writing to you and thanking you again for the lovely program you brought to St Paul. I’ve heard so many wonderful comments from those who attended. They loved the art activity as well as the slideshow and lecture/discussion…I was really pleased by how many shared questions, comments and talked about their art that day.
— Cullen Hornaday
To say it was wonderful is not enough. It tripped open the door to my writer self… and to some threads of things my unconscious has been trying to express but had been so deeply buried. For myself…it has now lead me to pursue writing permanently. Two stories have taken root and I am following through to learn how to get them out on paper.
— Rochelle Nardelli
Lori-Lyn is someone made of the most beautiful, loving, gentle and unique kind of magic.
As an intuitive she is extremely clear and insightful, yet what I receive from her goes so far beyond just intuitive guidance. Meeting her in the loving space she holds is like entering a shower of love and acceptance. Sounds corny, but is true to every word.
I leave each call with her feeling cleansed, strengthened and revived, clear about my path and in deep connection with both my heart and my guidance.
The support she provides has stayed with me for months, even years after our initial sessions.
In one word, she is incredible.
I feel so very blessed to have found her on my path.
— Alma Sipila
My session with Lori-Lyn was deeply reassuring and inspiring – a warm homecoming for my spirit! At the same time, our conversation was also quite practical and helpful, and I came away with some concrete practices and ideas for moving forwards. I loved it that while Lori-Lyn very skillfully weaved her own spot-on intuition and intelligence into the conversation, she also invited me to trust my intuition and spiritual power. She is wonderfully kind, easy to talk to, respectful, and truly gifted. I treasure our conversation and look forwards to the next one. I can’t recommend her work highly enough!
— Kate Chadbourne
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
This custom Vision 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
Our Creative Conversation has been transformative for me. It has helped me emerge from a very dark time, personally and creatively. These past few weeks I have been swept away by waves of creative insight and work in the studio. I have felt compelled to be in the studio, madly working from one idea to another, and becoming quite drunk on the ‘nectar from many different flowers’. In fact, my next task is to integrate all of this energy into a life that includes the whole of me-daily life, mundane chores, enjoying free time, pets, life. Balance, rhythm, ritual-a creative whole.
— Carol Myers
Lori-Lyn is the gentlest of teachers, allowing you to move through materials at your own pace, in your own way. Her lessons are beautifully written and the audio meditations are magical. What made working with her extra-special for me were Lori-Lyn’s video posts. She exudes vitality and life force and seeing her radiate speaks volumes about the worthiness of the course materials. I highly recommend her courses.
— Marilyn Maciel
Lori-Lyn is an incredible energy healer. I’ve worked with her many times, for many different reasons.
By the end of our call or email reading I feel clear, confident and closer to God. It’s as if her readings dissolve my perceived blocks and inspire clarity. Being able to work with Lori-Lyn is a privilege.
— Megan Monique Lewis