Lori McNee

Lori McNee Article Link…   Twitter’s LoriMcNee, and the Art of Love

Emanating light and atmosphere, McNee’s broad spectrum of work includes luminous still life, landscape, and plein air paintings. Influenced by the Dutch masters, McNee’s elegant still life paintings typically include a bird or butterfly. Animals can also be found in many of her popular landscape paintings. Her recent work in encaustic is the result of countless hours of experimentation with the medium, and conveys the ethereal nature of the wax and the subject, in this case birds.


2004 Plein Air Workshop: w/Bob Grogan, Sun Valley, ID

2003 Scottsdale Artist School Workshop: w/Jo Anna Arnett, still life painting

2001 Plein Air and Still Life Workshop: w/Robert Moore, Declo, ID

Plein Air Workshop: w/Barbara McKee, Sun Valley Center for the Arts

2000 Plein Air Workshop: w/Connie Borup, Sun Valley Center for the Arts

Color Theory Workshop: w/Ted Villa, Sun Valley Center for the Arts

1995 Wildlife Painting Workshop: w/Guy Coheleach, Bear Trap, MT.

1994 Wildlife Painting Workshop: w/John Seerey Lester, Alan Hunt, Carl Brenders; Bear Trap, MT.

1992 Master Wildlife Painting Class: w/Robert Bateman, Seattle, WA.

1990 Studied with Wildlife Artist, Vivi Crandall, Casper, WY.

1982-84 San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

1980-82 Grossmont College, La Mesa, CA. 


2005 Galleries West – “Annual Fall Roundup,” September

2005 Galleries West – “Two Person Show, Lori McNee Watson & John Cogan,” August

2005 Kneeland Gallery – “Annual Invitation Plein Air Show,” August

2005 Hayes George Gallery – “Vignettes,” Still Life Show, July

2005 Gardner Colby Gallery – “Martha Vineyard’s Spring Group Show,” May 2005


2005 Kneeland Gallery – “Spring Group Show,” May

2005 Kneeland Gallery – “Still Life & Landscapes,” March

2005 Gardner Colby Gallery – “Winter Group Show,” December

2004 Kneeland Gallery – “Miniature Show,” December

2004 Galleries West – “Little Jewels Miniature Show,” December

2004 Galleries West – “Fall Roundup Group Show,” September

2004 Kneeland Gallery -“Annual Invitational Plein Air Exhibition,” August

2004 Kneeland Gallery – “Still Life & Landscapes” L. McNee Watson, Steven Adam, Shanna Kuntz, February

2004 Galleries West- “Little Jewels Miniature Show,” December

2003 Galleries West- “Fall Roundup Group Show,” September

2003 Kneeland Gallery- “Annual Invitational Plein Air Exhibition,” August

2003 Kneeland Gallery – “Flora & Fauna,” May

2003 El Paseo Gallery – “Still Life – A One Woman Show,” February

2003 Kneeland Gallery – “Western Women,” March

2003 Meyer Gallery – Group Show, January

2002 Kneeland Gallery – “Fall Group Show,” October

2001 Kneeland Gallery – “Flora and Fauna Show,” May

2002 Revival Gallery – “Oil Paintings – A One Woman Show,” February

1993-02 Rearing our young children…

1990-93 River Run Gallery – “Wildlife Art – One Woman Show,” December

1989 University of Idaho, Moscow – “Idaho Artists Invitational Exhibition,” Spring

1988-90 Kneeland Gallery – Group Shows

1987-88 Zantman Art Galleries of Carmel & Palm Desert – Group Shows 


Art Talk Magazine; interview with Lori McNee Watson, June ’05

Art of the West Magazine; “Oil Painters of America,”, April/May ’05

The Sun Valley Guide; “Bringing the World a Little Serenity, the Art of Lori McNee Watson,”

Wildlife Art Magazine; feature article, “Artist of Note,” Nov/Dec ’04

Wildlife Art Magazine; “Editors Choice,” July/August ’04

Southwest Art Magazine; “Flowers & Feathers,” feature article, August ’03

The Mountain Express, Ketchum ID; “Watson Finds Balance in Her Art,” July ’03

The Wood River Journal, Hailey ID; “Watson Exhibits at Revival,” Mar 2002

“Famous Friends of the Wolf – Celebrity Cookbook,” Illustrator. 1998

Wolf Education Research Center, Illustrator, 1996-1999

Nature Conservancy, Illustrator, 1989-91

Ducks Unlimited Poster, Illustrator, 1989

Sun Valley Magazine; “Sun Spots: Artist, Lori McNee Watson,” 1987

The Times-News Newspaper, Twin Falls, ID; “Watson Wins with Her Hummingbird,”

Wood River Journal, Ketchum, ID; “Watson Chosen as Finalist,” 1987

Los Angeles Times, L.A., CA.; “The American Dream,” 1987

Idaho Mountain Express, Ketchum, ID; “Artist Makes International Finals,” 1987

The Wood River Journal, Hailey, ID; “Poster Artist Enjoys Wildlife and Drawing,”


2004 Idaho Governor’s Award Nominee

2004 Oil Painters of America – Juried Member

1993 Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Fair

1991 Oregon Trout Stamp – Third Place

1991 Idaho Ducks Unlimited Poster

1990 Nevada Trout Stamp – Honorable Mention

1990 Ohio Duck Stamp – Honorable Mention

1990 Kentucky Trout Stamp – Honorable Mention

1988 University of Moscow, ID – Invitational Art Exhibit, Group Show 


Albertson’s Corporate Art Collection, Boise, ID.

The Sun Valley Magazine, Sun Valley, ID.

Hemingway Family Foundation.

Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon & Vitek Attorneys at Law, S.D., CA.