Lorenda Harder BFA BEd

Lorenda is a seasoned artist, poet, and instructor with a passion for her art and spiritual transformation: She is focused on expressing and cultivating beauty and healing.

  • Is best known for

    • her natural expressionistic style of painting nature

    • her excellent teaching style for skill and expression

    • her rich faith-based poems of hope

  • Currently consumed with

    • her next solo art exhibit 

    • guided art workshops and encouraging therapeutic art expression

    • supporting fellow artisans in their personal growth and walk with God

  • Secret project: Developing an arts devotional blog for holistic health and growth.


Occasional to full-time since the 1980s

Freelance and Commission Artist 

Private Collections: New York, Maine, Arizona, California, Western and Central Canada, Great Britain and Australia.

Writer and Poet Published and self-published. 

Since 2019: Three self-published art and poetry books. 

Public and Private Arts Educator including St. John's Ravenscourt (MB), Ridley College, Sir Winston Secondary School, and Founder and Director of Niagara Arts Academy (Art School).

Other past work Illustrator, Full-time Home Educator, and Proprietor of Surfaces (murals and specialty painting)

Artist Lorenda Harder in York, Maine
Nubble Lighthouse by Lorenda Harder


Bachelor of Education (Honours); 1984.

The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA

Bachelor of Fine Arts; 1982.

The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA

Certificate of Religious Studies;1979.

Torchbearers International, North Lancashire, ENGLAND


Virtual Book Launch

      2021 B'reshith - In the Beginning

            Poetry and Art Integration


Harbour Fellowship Church Cafe, St. Catharines, ON

2020-present Growing Hope  

The B Gallery, St. Catharines, ON. Juried.

2018 My Life in Trees,

2017 Ocean Encounters

2015-16 Expressions


The Hub on Queen, Niagara Falls, ON. J

2021 QSAG Nature Inspired Community

2017 Niagara Arts Showcase & Fundraiser


The B Gallery, St. Catharines, ON. 

2018 The Wonder Poetry and Art; Redemptive Poetry and Art 

Bethany School of Music & Arts, St. Catharines, ON

2013-18 Annual EnKindle Arts Festival. Art exhibit and poetry performance.

The TAG Gallery, St. Catharines, ON

2016-17 Fall and Winter Group Exhibit

Fireman's Park, Niagara Falls, ON

2017 Carmel Fine Art & Music Festival.

Show & sale



Fundraising Donations - for International Justice Mission and other local at-risk individuals.

inTACT Founding Director - Educational and support group geared for Christians to discuss their art practice in the context of practical scriptural truths and to aid in building their skills as artisans.

Other - Curating student art shows; Organizing community events, Founding an annual Education Showcase for home-educated youth in Niagara.


Memberships & Certificates

Memberships: QSAG, FCA, SCA, CARFAC, CIVA 

Professional Secondary Teacher's Certificate 1984; OTC '86-'98

Manitoba Society of Artists Juried Exhibit: Awards & Sale

Centennial Concert Hall Art Exhibit: A DUO show with my mother & artist, Elma Eidse-Neufeld.

Ceramic Workshop with Steve Repa: Artist & Co-founder of Forum Art Institute. Winnipeg, Canada.

Reception at the TAG Gallery for Lorenda Harder
Lorenda Harder Artist Studio