Lori Sokoluk Art



Photo Credit: Arwen Hunter


Colorful Painting Promotion +

First Saturday Open Studios

Saturday September 7, 2019



I've been loving working with more color in some collages I did while on a summer road trip. In honor of that, I'm making available a select number of more intensely colored, pre-PortTown paintings at a 40% discount. I'll also throw in a free gift painting with purchases of $300 or more. This Saturday only.



800 Keefer Street (at Hawks), Vancouver BC

Our door is around the corner on Hawks. 



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FREE DEMO: Paint Photo Draw


In this free demo, I'll share the process I use to create many of my PortTown paintings, incorporating photo transfer and numerous types of drawing media into acrylic paintings.

Friday September 13th
11:30am - 1:30pm

No pre-registration required.

Location: Opus Pop-Up Store, Emily Carr University campus
(main floor, next to Media Labs)
520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver



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Previous Events:


May 2019

Crafted Vancouver

A studio tour and series of artist demonstrations


November 2018

Photo Transfer Demos

A chance to see how I encorporate my photographs into my work.


June 2018

Industrial Perspectives: Panel Discussion

Lori Bagneres, Joy Munt, and i talk about the work of the exhibit at Cityscape Gallery.


November/December 2017

Free Demo: Incorporating Photo Transfer Into Your Artwork

See how I incorporate my photographs into paintings like my PortTown series.


September 2017

Artist Talks and Demo

Talks and demonstration in association with my solo exhibition "PortTown" at Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby BC.


May 2017

Free Demo: Watercolor + Mixed Media = WOW!

Revolutionize your watercolors with mixed media to produce powerful, expressive pieces. Experience a joyful creative process.


February 2017

Free Demo: Acrylics That Glow

Do you find your acrylic paintings look flat? Chalky? Dark and dull? We'll look at ways to get the spark back into your acrylic paintings with several simple techniques.


November 2016

Eastside Culture Crawl

The first Crawl in my new studio. Over 3500 people visited over 4 days. Whew!


February 2016 and June 2016

Free Demo: Watercolor + Mixed Media = WOW!

Revolutionize your watercolors with mixed media to produce powerful, expressive pieces. Experience a joyful creative process.


November 2015

Eastside Culture Crawl

Over 800 people braved the building-under-construction and two flights of stairs to visit my temporary third-floor studio. This was the 19th year for this event and my sixth year participating.


April 2015
NOW In The Trees

As part of Wild About Vancouver (WAV) Festival 2015, NOW Society musicians and students from New Westminster Secondary School played music and improvised on 5 of my paintings. 


March 2015

Free Demo: It's a Green, Green World

We looked at plein air sketching and painting, and the particular challenges of mixing greens.


January 2015

Free Demo: Wow! Mix Up Your Watercolors

Another well-received demo using mixed media to revolutionize your watercolors! It was another great, engaged crowd. 


November 2014

Eastside Culture Crawl

Thanks to the over 800 people who visited my studio at this year's Crawl! Works in progress elicited great conversation, and a name-this-painting generated $130 in prizes towards the purchase of art!


October 2014

H'Arts For The Homeless

This was my fourth year supporting The Lookout Society by painting live at the gala. The painting was auctioned off at the end of the event. I took the opportunity to try something quite different for me, and I loved the result!

August 2014

Free Demo: Acrylics That Glow and Sizzle

It was fun to do an acrylics demo after focusing on watercolors for the past year! We looked at using transparency, texture, and mixed media techniques to add vibrancy to acrylic paintings. And as always, I was happy to share my joyful creative process and get you excited to experiment with some new approaches to your work.


June 2014

Free Demo: Watercolors Loose and Free

Another fun, interactive session exploring watercolors and mixed media. We looked at the verneable tradition of plein air sketching with ink and watercolor, then moved on to playful creative process and modern ways to incorporate mixed media and watercolor. We also looked at ways of presenting watercolors that don't require framing behind glass.


May 2014

Childrens Chair Auction

to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation Greater Van GoGos' programs



November 2013

Eastside Culture Crawl

Over 700 people visited my studio during this year's Crawl. The neighbourhood is booming with new studios (20 within a block) and even a cool new french bistro!


November 2013

These are Not Your Grandmother's Watercolors

This free demo was a packed, interactive session exploring a playful, creative process incorporating dynamic wet-into-wet watercolors and mixed media. We also looked at ways of presenting watercolors other than matted behind glass.


October 2013

Vancouver Home and Design Show

Sandy Kay and I displayed our originals and prints at this event for the first time. The feedback was great, and we have lots of followup to do with designers and potential commission clients.


October 2013

H'Arts for the Homeless

This was my third year supporting The Lookout Society by painting live at the gala. The painting was auctioned off at the end of the event.



June 2013

Summer in the City

Fugue Theatre Fundraiser


I donated this painting for auction at this event. 


March 2013

Demo: Acrylics Loose and Free

A group of about 50 people attended this free demo at Opus Framing and Art Supplies Granville Island. There was lots of interaction, and people left brimming with enthusiasm, ready to dive into their own artwork!  I do a few of these demos, on various topics, each year, so if you missed this one, no worries. Hopefully you can attend the next one.


November 2012

Feu Vert: A Tribute to Claude Ranger

Two nights of music in tribute to an influential drummer who disappearred 10 years ago.

My artwork was featured on the poster for this event, and used in a video tribute to Claude Ranger.  I also donated a painting, entitled "Feu Vert", that was auctioned to raise money for Coast Mental Health in Vancouver.



November 2012

"H'Arts For The Homeless" A Fundraising Benefit for The Lookout Society

A gala evening of music, art, food, and fun. Eight artists painted over the evening event, and our work was auctioned off at the end of the evening.  



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