multiple color drawings
McAdams Studio
Scratchboard • Painting • Drawing
McAdams Studio
McAdams Studio
Scratchboard
McAdams Studio
McAdams Studio
Scratchboard • Painting • Drawing
peace dove greeting cards
McAdams Studio
Scratchboard • Painting • Drawing
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WHAT OTHERS SAY

This work may be small but it is mighty, ripe with visual information. The verticalness of this small painting gives it importance. The bright contrasting color palette energizes the tiny space. The play of light, through the trees and onto the surfaces creates a great sense of visual depth. The subtle nature of the tiny marks created through the subtractive process, causes almost an electric feel. It’s almost as if the viewer can see the leaves move in the breeze, watch the patches of sunlight dance along the sidewalk and see the ripple of the reflection of themselves in the window.
She Built This in 1988

She Built This in 1988

Shelley Ellis, Adjunct Faculty, UNC-Charlotte – Judge, I Am Woman 2021

This is a very fine, very small artwork that shows just how beautifully the artist can draw. The figure is fresh and naturalistic, and the body’s gesture, shown from behind, is confidently indicated, particularly by the folds of the patterned sweater. If I were teaching scratchboard technique, I would gladly use a picture of this work as a perfect example of how to use scratch pen and colored ink.
Little Barista

Little Barista

Ms. Felicia van Bork – Judge, A Fresh Look 2020

“The quaint size of this work is a playful trick because I was delighted with the detail, skill and intention of the artist. This scratchboard piece left a satisfying impression. I wish I could reach out and touch that caterpillar, the one I recognize from the backyard of my childhood home. Lori captured the fragileness of the fine hair, and preciousness of a living form. As I was admiring the intentionality of the strokes and finesse of body, I was charmed by being duped to admire an insect that is historically an agricultural pest, capable of causing enormous damage to farmland and crops. While also a serious nuisance, caterpillars have been used for silk, food and biological control of invasive plants. This small piece really had me reconsidering nature, indeed.”
Up Close

Up Close

Lila Shull – Judge, A Natural View 2019

Antiquing drew me in and made me want to know more. ... McAdams’ perspective and attention to detail made me hear the boards.
Antiquing

Antiquing

Mana Hewitt, Gallery Director, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina – Juror, Spring Into Art 2012

This piece exhibits mastery of the painting technique. The colors are strong. Light and shadow are well established, and the framing is unexpected and refreshing. O like being suprised and this piece did!
Downtown Coffeeshop

Downtown Coffeeshop

Jennifer Gardner Selby, instructor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – Judge, The Carolina Artists, Expo 2011

The Studio

Studio News

three artists each drawing a black and white foo dog in scratchboard.

Join me for the Scratchboard Workshop at Southern Arts Society

Scratchboard Workshop – One Day Workshop at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain Saturday, August 7, 2021 • 9:00-12:30 Covers […]

drawing of a barista grinfing coffee rendered in scratchboard.

Little Barista Wins Merit Award at Southern Arts Society

Little Barista won a merit award in the exhibit and art competition A Fresh Look at Southern Arts Society The […]

drawing of a barista grinfing coffee rendered in scratchboard.

Upcoming Exhibit – A Fresh Look – at Southern Arts Society

I have two pieces in the exhibit A Fresh Look at Southern Arts Society The show will be on view […]

2 framed drawings of cats

Upcoming Exhibit – Fur Babies at Charlotte Art League

I have two entries in this exhibit about pets – Fur Babies! CAL Animal House The exhibit will be on […]

blonde barista grinding coffe in front of elaborately decorated charlkboard at coffee shop rendered in scratchboard and watercolor by artist Lori McAdams.

“The Illustrated Line” exhibit in the News

McAdams Studio in the News My current show The Illustrated Line has been mentioned in 3 local articles – you […]

blonde barista grinding coffe in front of elaborately decorated charlkboard at coffee shop rendered in scratchboard and watercolor by artist Lori McAdams.

The Illustrated Line – is on view at Southern Arts Society (SASi)

The Illustrated Line – works by Lori McAdams on view January 21 – February 28, 2020 Please join me and […]