Lori Mole  – Biography

Lori Mole is a contemporary painter who combines her background of graphic design, art and music to create “The Music Series”. She recently moved to Orcutt in Santa Barbara County, CA from the Sonoma County Wine Country.

California born and raised, she grew up in the small farm town of Orland playing the piano and clarinet, marching in Mr. Fairlee’s band. Lori received high school scholarships for graphic design and worked at local print shops. She graduated from CSU, Chico with a BA in Art focusing on Gallery Management and Printmaking.

Operating her own Sonoma County galleries for 20 years awarded her multiple titles including “Top 100 Galleries of American Crafts in the USA” and “Best Art Gallery of Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties”.

Exhibiting her watercolors at her gallery led to connecting with “Wild About Music”, Austin, TX. Gallery owner Shelley Meyer stated “She has a recognizable style with her bold keyboards and interpretations of music.” The gallery honored Willie Nelson with a themed show which highlighted Lori’s painting titled “Trigger” after his guitar.

The de Young Museum, San Francisco’s “Bouquets to Art” event traveled to Santa Rosa. Lori’s painting “Dancing in the Dark” was selected and translated into a floral arrangement. Her artwork is collected by music lovers of all generations. She exhibits in juried and invitational shows throughout the U.S. and in 2002, was selected as the artist for the Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival.   

Lori worked with Healdsburg, CA stone sculptor, T Barny as his Marketing Director for 10 year’s bringing his career to the next level. She now paints in acrylic, devoting her time to her own work in her Central Coast studio.

Lori Mole – Curriculum Vitae

California Girl Born Creative in 1962. Painting “The Music Series” since 1992.


Highlights from over 400 resume entries

Education Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art & Gallery Management, CSU, Chico 1985

Selected Solo Shows

ARTexpo, New York 2018

Costa de Oro Winery, Santa Maria, CA 2018

Hudson Street Wineries, Healdsburg, CA 2012, 2013, 2014

Statements Gallery, Healdsburg, CA 2006 – 2009

Gallery One, Petaluma, CA 2003 & Group Shows thru 2014

Wolfard & Co., Santa Rosa, CA 1992 – 2003

Selected Invitational Shows

Amsterdam Whitney Intl. Fine Art, Chelsea, NY 2018

ARTAVITA – ART San Diego, CA 2018

de Young Museum “Bouquets to Art”, Santa Rosa, CA 2014

Mills Pond House Gallery “Art of Music”, Long Island, NY 2005

Wild About Music Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2004-2006

                                The Jazz & Blues Company, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 2004-2005

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks “Poster Artist”, Sedona, AZ 2002

Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA 1996 – 2004

Wild About Music Gallery, Austin, TX 1996-2001

Gallery Propreitor for over 20 Years

Statements Gallery, Healdsburg, CA 2006-2009

Wolfard & Co., Corte Madera, CA 1993

Wolfard & Co., Santa Rosa, CA 1986-2003

ART BIZ – “Working in the Arts”

T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens, Healdsburg, CA 2005-2014

Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County “Secretary”, Board Term, 1994-1997

Montgomery Village Shopping Center “President” of the Board, 1992-1995

Juror, Outside Exhibits & Over 55 Speaking Engagements

PAINTING Selected Publications & Awards

“Certificate of Excellence”, ARTAVITA Award, 2018

Lori Mole “50 Paintings My 50th Year” Book,  2012

Wild About Music Gallery in “Celebrate Austin” Hotel Guest Book, 1997

COAST and A&E Magazines, Featured Articles, 1996

GALLERY Selected Publications & Awards

T Barny “Three Decades of Excellence” Book Featured Page, 2011

Wolfard & Co. “Best Art Gallery in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties”, 2003

The Press Democrat “Front Page, Business Feature”, 2001

Wolfard & Co. “Top 100 Galleries in the USA”, 1995 – 2000