My name is Lori-Lyn.

I am a writer and a painter.

I drink a lot of coffee.

My sun and moon are in Aquarius, I’m an INFP, enneagram 4, and an Episcopalian.

I love salt water, starry skies, fire pits, and road trips (as long as I don’t have to drive.)

I was born a hopeless romantic in a small town in Kentucky, the day after Valentine’s Day, beneath a waning crescent moon.

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sensitivity is a gift

I was one of those super sensitive kids, you know the kind - I hated fireworks and crowds and gym class. One year when my entire class went to the high school haunted house, I stayed alone in the band room practicing my flute because I couldn’t fathom allowing myself to be scared on purpose.

My family story was heavy on the anxiety and worry, but also imagination and creativity.

It took a while, but later in my life, I realized the sensitivity I’d thought of as a liability was actually a gift.

I realized I had a guiding lantern in the center of my heart called my intuition.

I realized my heart was intelligent, that if I listened to it, it would show me the way…

But first…

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miracles can be subtle

After college, where I studied art, I moved the New York City, where I didn’t know anyone and had no idea what I would do. I was hoping for a whole new life, for some gigantic miraculous thing to happen.

I ended up living there for about ten years and earning my master of fine arts degree in fiction writing.

I also became a believer in angels and devotee of Mary, the Mother and Mary Magdalene (because basically, they saved me.)

Still looking for something I couldn’t name, I moved back to Kentucky, to the small city where I still live with my partner, Tracy, who is a photographer, musician, and restorer of old houses.

We have two pugs and three nieces and we love them fiercely.

With all my living on the East Coast, I’ve always secretly (and not so secretly) believed Southern California is my spiritual home.

Tracy feels the same way, but we haven’t lived there…yet.

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God keeps sending boats

In my life, I’ve worked a variety of jobs from library assistant to after school teacher to set-up artist to editorial assistant at a college publication, but none ever seemed exactly right to me. I had a sense that there was something missing, that I was meant to do something I wasn’t doing.

I was on a perpetual search for meaning and purpose.

I studied intuitive development and Reiki healing.

I considered going to massage therapy school.

Many times I wondered if I’d missed my boat, if that big miraculous thing I was hoping for was simply never going to come.

Then, I started painting again.

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My mission is love

Even though I had gotten pretty good at baking cupcakes, it had been some years since I’d made art, and I missed it because it was an essential part of me.

One cold snowy January day, I decided to step up to the canvas again.

It was an emotionally heavy place to be at first, but things began to change.

Slowly, I came into alignment with the sacred feminine, and my true self.

I called back pieces of myself that had been lost or forgotten.

I remembered who I was - and I don’t mean that I remembered I was an artist.

I remembered I was beloved.

I remembered that I really am here on this planet for a reason.

I remembered my mission of love.

I remembered that if something was true or good or right for me, it would feel good in my heart.

Your heart shows you the way

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art heals

I learned that sometimes miracles are subtle.

I learned that my intuition is holy and will never lead me astray.

I paint as spiritual devotion

I paint because art heals - both making it and viewing it.

That’s why I also paint for you.

I paint your prayers.

I also write, sometimes romance.

And I hold space for co-creative conversation.

I love to meet with you

You can view my work an educational experience here.

You can see my recent artwork here.

I share my life and my work on Instagram and Facebook

I send a Love Letter now and then.

I have a wild, devoted heart

I am learning more and more every day to allow myself to be seen.

I can help you be seen, too.

You made it all the way to the bottom of this page and I love you.

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- 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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WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY:

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