Lori Simmerman Goll
LORI GOLL is a painter and lover of nature. Vast natural vistas (sea or land), birds, animals, and trees, rural and bucolic scenes are the subjects of her paintings. Her primary medium is soft pastel.
After studying engineering at Virginia Tech and working in telecommunications for several years, she decided to pursue her true calling as an artist. A constant learner, she has studied painting, drawing, and printmaking with various local and regional artists including many art studio courses at Northern Virginia Community College. She has attended travel workshops with many professional artists, including Kevin Fitzgerald, Richard McKinley, Lou Gagnon, Casey Klahn, Steven Walker, Danni Dawson, Kurt Schwarz, and Mike Francis. Recently, she has returned to oil painting, studying with Gavin Glakas.
Now a teacher herself (both privately and through the Great Falls School of Art), she is committed to constantly learning and trying new media, techniques, and subject matter, and encourages students in her workshops and classes to do the same.
Lori has participated in numerous solo and group shows and has received many awards for her work. Her work resides in many private collections around the world. Her home studio is located near historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia.