Lori Klassen was born and raised in a small Mennonite community in southern Manitoba. Her first contributions to the art world were in music, singing opera and oratorio across Canada and Europe. On a whim, she took a class in acrylics painting from a school called Art for the Terrified, and discovered a passion for painting. She spent several years decorative painting and appeared regularly on WTN’s “Divine Design”, and “Candice Tells All”. Lori currently works out of her studio/gallery space in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District, where she creates large figurative drawings on plaster, and floral inspired oil paintings.