unnamedWhy should you come to the Coastal Branch Library in February to see the recent artwork of Lori Drew?  Come for peace. Come for beauty. Come to experience a surprisingly textural eyeful of what you come to the Emerald Coast for.

Lori Drew first displayed her acrylic on canvas paintings outside her studio just a little over a year ago. Six shows later, she is back at the library, this time, sharing new oil and cold wax creations on handmade wood box panels.

She has immersed herself in the art community, serving on the A+ Art Committee in partnership with the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and striving to expand the reach of art in public places.

While her passion for depicting the serenity of our unique landscape climbs, so grows the depth of her unique style. She considers herself a southerner at heart after growing up in New Jersey and moving to Santa Rosa Beach in 2000.

Clay Road Studio is where Drew creates and exhibits those creations, welcoming visitors to her outdoor oasis and making her talents known via the Artistsof30A.com website, as well as her own, clayroadstudio.com. You can also reach her at 850-585-7689.

For more info, check out the Coastal Branch Library’s website.