Lorel Lee is a life-long artist who received a competitive Art Scholarship and graduated with Honors from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her previous professional experience includes photography, jeweler/goldsmith, pottery instructor, artist, and yoga instructor.
Nature and wildlife has always been a source of inspiration for Lorel's artwork. She has spent hundreds of hours snorkeling, free diving, or scuba diving in the open ocean with wild sea life, and has a fascination with anything related to nature. During her time in Hawaii, she embraced underwater photography to help capture the beauty of the underwater world. Being underwater brought her a sense of calmness and peace that she had never experienced before, and this greatly inspired her art and her own personal growth. Yoga and spending time in nature are essential for Lorel creating balance in her life and keeping her motivated to create art. Sea turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales are some of her favorite sea creatures.
After noticing first hand how the impact plastic pollution has on our endangered sea life, Lorel now donates a minimum of 5% from every sale to help go towards cleaning up the ocean and care for endangered animals.
Her work is on display and available for purchase at Lowe Mill Arts on the 2nd floor inside HAL gallery. Lorel is currently working on nature-inspired art and abstract paintings using acrylic paints in her home studio, and is teaching yoga part-time. Check out her Linktree account to see all her social media.
To help preserve the cleanliness of the ocean and help endangered species by donating a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations working towards those conservation efforts..