Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Surf's Up

FREEDOM by Lorenda Harder              1' x 4'         Acrylic on Canvas

Just a couple of weeks away from the opening of my Ocean Encounters Exhibit!
This has been over a year in the making and I am excited about how it is all pulling together.
This piece is four feet wide. I had paint all over my studio and house by the time I was done.

SOLO Show OPENING
June 3 at 6:30-8:30 or
June 4 at 9 am - 5 pm (enKindle Arts Festival)

The B Gallery
Bethany Church Cafe
1388 Third Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario

You can also view it there Saturdays 7-9 pm and Sundays 9am-1pm until September 8th.

Ocean Encounter Details can be found here.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Month to Month


So last year, I found myself wanting to paint a little front entrance painting as a kind of welcome for guests. I start thinking this year: Wouldn't it be fun to have 12 different front entrance paintings, one celebrating each month? Obviously, this one is for March, celebrating St. Patty's Day.
What ideas do YOU have that I might paint for the other months?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Home Again, Naturally

It's Valentine's today and I decided to be good to myself and produce a pen and ink sketch of my beloved childhood home. While sketching it out, memories came flooding back. The Mustang I raced around with (my mom's car, but, well, YOU know), the crazy little black beagle mutt we named Tiny, the summers in the front yard orchard with my pal Marlyn, the cool evenings wandering down the hill behind the house to the Red River to contemplate life, the hours in front of the fieldstone fireplace with my family - the fireplace and indeed, the whole house, was lovingly designed and built by my late father, Wilf Neufeld. You are still missed.

I just uploaded this to my commissions page:




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waves of Memories

I am presently working on a series I have dubbed Ocean Encounters. It expresses my ongoing relationship with the ocean. Since I do not live near one, I cherish memories of visiting them, much like I cherish visits with good friends who I cannot connect with face to face very often. SO I end up daydreaming back to getting caught in a riptide in Hawaii, petting a shark in Belize, collecting shells in Florida or catching glimpses of whales in Vancouver. And during those times, I remember intimate moments experienced with the waves or its sea life. My motivation is to capture them to make them or the impression they left with me tangible, in a piece of art.

You can visit my Instagram to see my current studio work with Ocean Encounters.


Monday, November 28, 2016

The Night Sings Paint Lounge

I just had some fun guiding a group of ladies into their own winter wonderlands!

IF you would like to have a go, 
I generally plan an Art Lounge in my Home once a month.
Contact me for details.




THANK YOU, Ladies, for a fun time. I am thrilled with your pieces!

Student Work: The Night Sings
16" x 20"


Thursday, October 6, 2016

My 2017 Calendar is Designed!


Lorenda Harder's 2017 Art Calendar

-Sold Out-


I had fun choosing some of my florals for an 11" x 17" wall calendar design this year.

You can check it out here.

(Cards will be available soon. Please enquire.)