Lori Julian is a beachcomber and artist from lovely Tilghman Island, Maryland. She works full-time as an Early Interventionist for a school district and also as a merchant in Lewes, Delaware.
An avid collector for over twenty years, Lori searches for glass, pottery, driftwood, or anything that catches her eye. Her favorite find is either a blue glass Wyeth eyewash cup or a brass star with a recessed circle in the center. And she’s always on the lookout for an intact Frozen Charlotte doll.
Lori’s coastal art and home décor is a result of a lifetime of artistic growth and hard work. She was deeply inspired by her mother, who was an artist and proprietor of several shops and her father, an astronomical engineer and sailor.
“My artistic process truly depends on what I’m creating,” says Lori. “Sea glass work often takes shape in the way of a mosaic, similar to putting a puzzle together without defined edges.”
Lori says her main artistic inspirations are beauty, water, and wood. As children, Lori and her siblings were raised to love being outdoors, camping, boating, and spending time in their mother’s beautiful herb garden.
“Beachcombing and being on the water brings peace and a balance to my life, keeps me where I need to be. I am thankful for the influence my parents had on me.”
When she’s not working or creating art, Lori enjoys kayaking out to beaches and spending time with her family and dog.
Find more of Lori’s art at ChickenPointStudio.co and follow her @ChickenPointStudio on Facebook and Instagram.
This article appeared in the Beachcombing Magazine May/June 2021 issue.