For 15 years, Belfast’s Arts in the Park committee selects an "Artist of the Year," whose work appears on the current year's Arts in the Park poster and other publicity material. That artist is also honored with the "Artist of the Year" pennant on her/his tent, and with special mention on our website.
For 2011, the artist of the year is Lori Davis, of Ellsworth, a professional photographer specializing in nature, wildlife & landscape photography.
She has a passion for wildlife and being outdoors, and the drive to explore, travel, experience and photograph spectacular moments in nature. At an early age, her family began their work as wildlife rehabilitators. Lori realized these wildlife interactions were unique. She felt the need to document her experiences, not only as memories, but also as a way to share such amazing moments with others. To do this, she picked up a camera, unaware how much it would impact her life.
Since then, Lori’s traveled cross-country, specializing in nature, wildlife & landscape photography. Her collection includes photographs from Alaska, the Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, the Canadian Rockies and much of New England. Originally from Woodstock, Connecticut, Lori now works out of Ellsworth, Maine, constantly adding new images to her collection.
Self taught in her craft, and published both nationally & internationally, she works full time as a professional photographer, sharing her work through fine art shows, galleries and shops throughout Maine and by offering photography instruction, workshops and professional printing services.
For more information about Lori’s photography, visit her website at www.loridavisphotography.com. For more information about the 2011 Arts in the Park, July 9 – 10, 2011, visit www.artsintheparkbelfast.org.