a sense of the
subject's spiritual essence.
Carolyn Wiebe, collector
Fresh healing expressions
Reflecting truths through
The raw beauty of
Lorenda Neufeld Harder is a contemporary Canadian artist who works in a style that can be described as Natural Expressionism using "themes from nature that inspire dynamic, energetic lines and surprising colour contrasts as she responds to the inner energy of her subject" through paintings, drawings, and hand-pulled prints.
Lorenda's creative talent was recognized and encouraged throughout her childhood and teen years by both artists and educators. Soon after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree at 22, she received two art awards, exhibited in a two-person art show, and began selling her work. By 24, she'd also earned her Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree, and poured herself into teaching until she marked the beginning of following her dream to develop and seriously grow as an artist in 2015. Since then, she has held three juried private solo exhibits, participated in juried group shows, homed dozens of original pieces as well as limited edition books (integrations of poetry and art) throughout Niagara, and as far afield as California and Australia.
Her present or recent art memberships include the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC), and Christians In the Visual Arts (CIVA). She is also the founder of In The Arts & Christian Thought (inTACT).
Lorenda is settled with her husband in the Niagara Region, near their adult children.