Lori McNee

Welcome to the Lori McNee Master-Class Workshop in South Africa.

7-17 September 2022

We are delighted to be hosting the Lori McNee landscape painting workshop in South Africa.

We would like to invite you to experience the Big Five and Winelands of  South Africa in a safe and artistic environment while learning to paint landscapes from a living master

Lori is an Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens, Princeton Brush Company, and Fredrix Artist Canvas. She is a certified Master Artist in Cobra water-mixable Oil Paints and is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and the Encaustic Art Institute.  As a popular art instructor, Lori conducts annual painting workshops in the States, France, and Italy and finally, we are bringing her to South Africa!

Lori's paintings are beautifully rendered, full of light and they are powerful.  Her broad spectrum of artwork includes poetic studio landscapes, Plein air studies, still life and encaustic wax paintings which most often incorporate birds or other wildlife.  

Lori is an internationally followed art blogger. As the owner of www.FineArtTips.com  Lori shares painting tips, and her online success secrets and marketing advice with artists, businesses, and organizations around the country. She will also be sharing her secrets and knowledge with us at the dinner table.

The 10-day painting in South Africa experience begins in the Cape Winelands where you will have a 3-day masterclass. This is followed by another 2-day masterclass on a private game reserve where you'll also be going on a game drive.  From here you will have ongoing daily painting sessions at other breathtaking locations so you can continue to put into practice what you've gained from the masterclass. Other activities include outdoor markets, vineyard tours, and wine tastings.

Non-painting partners and photographer friends are most welcome to join there will be plenty for you!

Lori McNee

American artist, Lori McNee lives in the beautiful Northern Rocky Mountains of Central Idaho where she derives much of her inspiration.

A native of California and reared in the southwest, Lori cultivated an interest in art and nature during her childhood.

As a child, Lori would save injured birds and nurse them back to health. Sometimes Lori would try to catch the birds that flocked to her family’s yard.  Out of frustration, she finally decided to capture the birds on paper with a pencil.

Lori began her art career as a wildlife artist in the 1980s-90s. During this time she mentored with renowned wildlife artists Robert Bateman, John Seerey-Lester, Carl Brenders, and Vivi Crandall. Lori illustrated for organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, the Wolf Education Research Center, various trout and duck stamps, and books.

In 2000, Lori discovered Plein air and still life painting. After studying with artists Robert Moore and Joe Anna Arnett, Lori made a shift from wildlife art to painting from life.

Today Lori’s broad spectrum of artwork includes poetic studio landscapes, Plein air studies, still life and encaustic wax paintings which most often incorporate birds or other wildlife. 

Lori’s paintings can be found in prestigious galleries and museums throughout the United States. Her paintings have been featured in numerous publications including Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Artist’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, American Art Collector, Western Art Collector to name a few.


Botlierskop Private Game Reserve highlights


Winelands highlights


Buffelsdrift highlights