Kneeland Gallery Exhibition and Artists' Reception in Sun Valley, Idaho


Exhibition: December 14th – January 27th

Artists' Reception: Friday December 30th, 5-7.30pm

Come meet the artists on Friday. December 30th, 5-7:30pm at Kneeland Gallery during the world famous Sun Valley Gallery Walk! 'Tis the most festive time of year in magical Sun Valley.

Hope to see you there! ~Lori

©2022 Lori McNee, "Sun Valley Winter" 6x6, oil on panel

From Farm Boy to Painter My Interview with Artist Robert Moore

One of the greatest joys of my 'job' is working with wonderful artists from all over the world. Recently, I interviewed my longtime artist friend, Robert Moore on my new show, "Art Beat with Lori McNee." (produced by Eye on Sun Valley.)

We met at Kneeland Gallery to view Robert's newest oil painting exhibition in Sun Valley, Idaho. During this inspiring interview, Robert explained how he went from being an Idaho farm boy to a renowned landscape painter.
Robert is a talented, yet humble man. With the support of his wife, Robert has built a successful art career, reared 6 amazing children, and apprenticed many successful artists along the way. Through adversity, including being colorblind, Robert has created a distinctive painting style of his own. His paintings are in top art galleries and important art collections around the world. Robert is also a popular workshop instructor. In fact, I painted my very first still life painting when I attended a Robert Moore workshop over 20 years ago!
I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about the man behind the bold, beautiful aspen paintings for which he is known.

spider monkey oil painting

New Still Life Painting Workshop with Lori McNee

This workshop was a great success! Hope to see you next time...

Come paint with me in January! I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching a week long still life painting workshop in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.


Still Life Painting with Lori McNee 

Mon-Fri, Jan 28- Feb 1st, 6-9pm $210/ $260 nonmembers The Center, Hailey Registration deadline: Mon, Jan 14


During your week in Sun Valley, you can snow ski on our famous world class ski mountain, shop at our amazing stores, take a sleigh ride, dine at our famous restaurants, visit our nationally recognized art galleries, and then paint with me in the evening.
This class is for beginner to intermediate students; however advanced painters are welcome (there will be some review on basics).  I will be teaching traditional and even some mixed media approaches toward still life painting. Oil painters preferred, but acrylic is ok, and the workshop will be held inside the Sun Valley Center's wonderful art studio. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Please read below for the class description and more information or Click here to register now. (now closed) I hope you join us...

sun valley center arts

Still Life Painting with Lori McNee

Mon-Fri, Jan 28- Feb 1st, 6-9pm $210/ $260 nonmembers The Center, Hailey Registration deadline: Mon, Jan 14

Join Sun Valley artist Lori McNee as she teaches students the fundamentals of still life painting. Students can either paint with oils or acrylics. She will teach students how to set up their own still life concentrating on lighting and positioning. The students will learn the basics of setting up a palette, the use of color, composition, light & shadow. This class is for beginner to intermediate students; however, if an advanced painter is looking for a refresher in the basics, they are more than welcome to attend.
For more information on Lori’s work and art tips you can visit her blog at or visit her website at .

  • Starts Monday, January 28 at 6:00PM
  • at The Center Hailey 314 2nd Ave South Hailey, ID 83333 (a few miles south of Sun Valley)
  • Located on the corner of Pine Street and Second Ave
  • Mon, Fri, Jan 28-Feb 1st,6-9pm, $210 members/ $260 nonmembers

Register Now

PS. Check out this speed video of me painting a still life >

Come ski and take a sleigh ride!

PS. Let’s talk about art on Twitterand on Google Plus, Pinterestand join in the fun at Fine Art Tips Facebook Fan Page! Please checkout my art too, or find me on Instagram lorimcneeartist. ~Lori

Lori's Gallery Walk

Enjoy this little video of my latest gallery opening.  The artist's reception was last Friday night from 6-9 pm at Kneeland Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho.  In spite of the weak economy, we had a great turnout!

To learn more about the art scene in Sun Valley, check out: Sun Valley, Idaho: Small Town with a Big Art Attitude