Lori Lohstoeter began her career as an illustrator.
Her clients included many large New York companies and agencies. Along with her commercial success, she developed a published children’s book career, illustrating 11 picture books; Beatrice’s Goat is her most familiar illustrated title. The how to book, Acrylics 2, is published through the Walter Foster Series of art books and explains the artist’s acrylic painting process. Two of her projects were created for and aired on PBS as animated videos: How the Leopard Got His Spots and Noah’s Ark. Many awards followed for her work for young readers. In 2001 she left her commercial career and turned her focus to personal work full-time. In 1999, she opened her art salon, Artist At Play, in Rowayton, Connecticut. Her paintings of local seascapes and the surroundings remain in demand. In 2004 she returned to school with a focus on graphic design and creative computer programs. Her digital arts knowledge has led her to designing for clients and providing private tutoring on creative suite software/ARTORG911.com. In 2010 she was asked to join the faculty as an adjunct teacher for Norwalk Community College, and teaches Drawing I/foundation drawing and Color Theory to her college students. Her skill as a painter has led her to solo and group exhibits in the Connecticut area. As an accomplished painter, her work is in many private collections in the area. The artist received her BFA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and completed her studies earning a BA in commercial illustration from the Art Center College of Design in southern California. She studied in New York with Burt Silverman for watercolor. Lori lives with her husband, James Bradford, in Norwalk, Connecticut.

2010 – Present
Adjunct Instructor, Norwalk Community College, Color Theory and Drawing
2014 – Present
Instructor, Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT, painting, drawing, color theory
Art Org 9.1.1., Proprietor, Computer Tutorial Services
Illustrator, Represented by Lindgren & Smith, New York, NY
Speaker/Presenter, Beatrice and Her Goat, School Program, Associated with Heifer Project International
Speaker/Presenter, The Art of Children’s Picture Book Illustrating, How to develop a children’s book
Proprietor & Resident Artist, Artist At Play Gallery, Rowayton CT
Instructor-Adjunct teacher, Parsons School of Design/Continuing Education, New York NY
Instructor-Adjunct teacher, School of Visual Arts, New York NY,
1983 Bachelor of Arts, Arts Center College of Design, Pasadena CA
1980 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Forty Acres and a Mule Productions, Spike Lee, Brooklyn NY
Heifer Project International, Little Rock AR
Cesar Chavez, Simon & Schuster
How To Paint in Acrylics, Walter Foster
Night Calls, Innovative Kids
Beatrice’s Goat, Simon & Schuster
Friend Frog, Harcourt Brace
By The Blazing Blue Sea, Harcourt Brace
Noah And The Ark, Simon & Schuster
Iguana Beach, Crown
The Busy Forest, Modern Curriculum Press
A Christmas Surprise For Chabelita, Troll Associates
Down By The Sea, MacMillan/Mcgraw Hill
Noah And The Ark, Animated Video, Rabbit Ears Productions/PBS
See What You Can See, Silver Burdett & Ginn
How The Leopard Got His Spots, Animated Video, Rabbit Ears Productions/PBS
How The Leopard Got His Spots, Simon & Schuster
Noah And The Ark, PBS & Rabbit Ears Productions, Norwalk CT
How The Leopard Got His Spots, PBS & Rabbit Ears Productions, Norwalk CT
2003 African Letters Award
2002 Chapin Award
2002 Christopher Award
2001 New York Times Best Sellers List, Picture Books
2000 Society of Illustrators, Best Picture Book
1999 Society of Illustrators, Editorial
1998 Society of Illustrators, Best Picture Book
1993 Parents Choice Award