Lori McNee is an internationally followed art blogger, and the owner of FineArtTips.com, She is an artist, author, social media influencer, brand ambassador, and keynote speaker. She has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal online, and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. Lori shares her online success secrets to artists, businesses, and organizations around the country. 

Lori writes for F+W Media publications including Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s MarketPhotographer’s Market and her own title,Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Painting Techniques & Professional Advice.“ Lori is a #SocialTV correspondent pioneer, tweeting red carpet events for Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Access Hollywood, and Vanity Fair.

Lori lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Central Idaho, where she derives much of her inspiration. A native of California and reared in the southwest, Lori cultivated an interest in art and wildlife during her childhood.

While her three children were young, Lori began an art career as a wildlife artist in the 1980s-90s. During this time she mentored with famed wildlife artists Robert Bateman, John Seerey-Lester, Carl Brenders, Vivi Crandall and Guy Coheleach. Lori illustrated for organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, the Wolf Education Research Center, various trout and duck stamps, and books.

In 2000, Lori discovered plein air and still life painting. After studying with Robert Moore and Joe Anna Arnett, Lori made a shift from working with photographs to painting from life.

Today, Lori’s broad spectrum of artwork includes poetic landscape, still life and encaustic wax paintings which often incorporate birds or other wildlife. Her paintings have been featured in numerous publications including Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Southwest Art, Artists’ Magazine, American Art Collector, Western Art Collector.

Lori is an Ambassador Artist for Royal Talens, Princeton Brush Company and Fredrix Artist Canvas. She is a certified Master Artist in Cobra Water-mixable Oil Paints, and is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and the Encaustic Art Institute. Commission. Lori also teaches 3-4 painting workshops each year, at home and abroad. Currently, Lori is a television host and has her own show, “Art Beat” with Eye on Sun Valley.

Order Lori’s North Light Books on Amazon Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Painting Techniques & Professional Advice.“

*You might like to learn more about Lori in this fun interview: From Duck Stamps to Monet’s Garden


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Lori at the BAFTA Awards

#SocialTV #Correspondents Lori Moreno, Sebastian St.George, Lori McNee, Bryan Moore on the BFTA Britannia Awards red carpet!


I am very proud to be an Artist Ambassador for Arches / CansonRoyal Talens

I use no other paints and paper than the best from Arches / Canson / Royal Talens. Whether in the studio or in the field, Cobra paints are always on my palette.

Artist Ambassador for Arches Canson Royal Talens