Lori Pitten Jenkins

Painting, 2015 Best of Show

On Exhibit: January 2 – February 13, 2021
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

First Saturday Receptions: January 2 and February 6, 4 PM – 7 PM

Artist Talk: January 16, 11 AM, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Lori Pitten Jenkins’ watercolors can best be described as intense. Color and contrast play an integral part in her work. Being a Florida native is reflective in her subject matters highlighting the unique treasures that Florida has to offer. Lori grew up in Indialantic, Florida. She has a studio art degree from Florida State University. It wasn’t until 2005 that she revisited these artistic talents. She took a watercolor class at the local museum and was hooked. She began entering shows and selling her art as an experiment in justifying her passion. Now these passions have transformed her. Lori states, “I want my paintings to grab your attention immediately. I overexaggerate the intensity but try to keep it real. I am not drawn to any one subject matter, I simply paint what inspires me at the time. The WOW factor is my ultimate goal.”

Lori has been accepted into several International Watercolor Competitions including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society where she received awards in both venues. She is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, and Southern Watercolor Society.

Publications include Watercolor Artist 2014 as “Ones to Watch”, Pratique Des Arts 2015, feature artist, Spalsh 2016, “The Best of Watercolor, The Art of Watercolor 2017, Splash 2021, “The Best of Watercolor”.

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul – and you answer.”


About the Artist:

*Married with two daughters

*Lives in Melbourne, Florida

*Avid runner, running in over 100 races including 2 marathons and over 20 half marathons

*Preformed with the Florida State University Flying High Circus from 1979-1983 with several acts including the Flying Trapeze


* Florida State University

– Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, 1983

Art World:

*2005- revisited art by taking a watercolor class at a local museum and began entering shows in 2008


*2014- December issue of “Watercolor Artist” as “Ones to Watch”

*2015- “Splash 16”, the Best of Watercolor

*2015- “Pratique des Arts” in the portfolio galerie

*2017- “The Art of Watercolours” 28th issue as “The Judges also Liked”

*2020 –“Splash 21”, the Best of Watercolor

 Notable Awards:

*September 2009 – Received Signature Status in Florida Watercolor Society.  Also Received awards at this venue in 2008, 2013, 2015, and 2019.

*April 2009 – Received Signature Status in the Southern Watercolor Society.  Also Received awards at this venue in 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2017.

*April 2013 – Received Signature Status in The American Watercolor Society’s 145th Annual International Exhibition, Received the Paul B. Remmey Award

*November 2014 – Artworks of Eau Gallie –  Best of Show

*January 2015- Images a Festival of the Arts, New Symrna Beach, FL – Best of Show

*June 2017 – Received Signature Status in the National Watercolor Society’s 97th Annual International Exhibition.  Also Received awards in 2013 and 2017.

*November 2018 – Cocoa Beach Art Show – Best of Show

Art Now:

*Member of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, FL

*Participate in about 15 outdoor shows within the state of Florida during the year including many    prestigious venues such a Gasparilla, Images, Winter Park, and Mainsail.

*Have an increasing number of Collectors

*Continue my love of art and try to paint every day.

Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL.