L O R E    S P I V E Y

Lore is a book and paper artist. Her interest in art began at a young age drawing plants and animals from her grandmother’s garden. Lore lived in Japan for a while, and the ornate yet serene gardens of that country in contrast to vast tent cities of homeless also had an influence on her work.  Nature continues to be a major theme for her, along with current events. Lore  holds degrees in theatre education from both Universities of North Carolina at Asheville and Greensboro.  She taught theatre in NC Public Schools for 17 years. She employs scenic design elements extensively in her three-dimensional books. Lore has studied with Julie Chen, Carol Barton, and Helen Hiebert.