Art is my Church, Reiki is my Prayer
Lori Barker’s work is an imitation of her life – an ongoing collage, deep with excitement and spiritual mysteries. As she explains it, “As a Reiki master working with energy healing, there is always the desire to explore the other side of matter and thus express what the artist inside sees.”

‘Using the right side of my brain, as an artist for over 40 years, I speak to the left on fewer occasions now. Pictures form my logic, numbers become elements for collages and philosophical thoughts turn into hues of the palette.  Much of my art is formed by dreams and executed by intuition.  Angel photography dominates my work but other techniques and images filter in when I least expect them.'

Photography and unusual materials comprise the palette of Lori’s art.  She has developed her style in photography on fabric, engraved photo transfers on metal and mixed media collage.

In 2012, Lori and her husband opened the Artists’ Path Gallery in Bantam, CT. where they showed over 40 artisans’ work and won Yankee Mag. Best Small Gallery in CT.. The gallery closed Dec. 31, 2015.

Lori continues to have a number of solo exhibits throughout New England.

Lori is a former teacher and graduate of Southern Conn. St. University
Further studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Bennington College, and Omega Institute.
Solo exhibits in Connecticut include: Miranda Winery, Jerrum Winery, The UCONN Library, Norfolk Artisan's Gallery, Atelier Gallery in New Milford, Church House Concerts, Haddam, the Gathering Place, Hartford, and New Milford, Torrington, and Waterbury Hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and numerous libraries including the New Milford Library, Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield and the Hunt Library in Falls Village.
Lori’s one-woman shows in other states include the Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA, and the Smith Gallery in Manchester, VT.

She was Artist in residence at Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA. 
Lori was featured in magazines including the Crafts Report , Artitude, Artella and on the covers of Reiki One and The Door Opener.

She exhibits her work in art and craft fairs throughout the year.
Lori won Best in Show and other prizes at numerous galleries and art events throughout New England including the Essex Art Association, the Norwich Arts, Milford Fine Arts show, Hillsdale festival, New Milford Fine Arts show, Hartford Riverfest, and Danbury Arts Fest
In June 2009, she was awarded the Museum of Contemporary Impressionism's award for excellence.

This page was last updated on: June 26, 2017

Lori lives with her husband, Ernie Barker, in Goshen, CT where they have established a charming gallery and sculptural grounds. The Touch House, Labyrinth and Purple Door gallery are open to the public by appointment or by chance.
You may call 860-491-3514 between 8am and 7pm EST

She also welcomes the opportunity to share with you her art and teachings
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Lori Barker
         Designing Visions in Mixed Media