Angie tubing down a river with a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage

Summer Greetings!

from Angie and me

Thanks for visiting. My name is Lori M. Mathis and I am a graphic and studio artist in the Dayton Ohio area, forever endeavoring to learn new creative skills. Please take a look around my portfolio and feel free to contact me with any comments or questions, or if I can help you with a project.

I have always had a strong attraction for creative expression, from art, music, writing and many other outlets. I lived in Texas for twelve years (Livingston and Houston), and just recently returned to my home town of Dayton, Ohio. I graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I studied sketching, painting, sculpture and black and white photography, but printmaking was the medium that seemed to bring me to life. I love the various techniques of printmaking, and the unlimited possibilities of combinations that can be achieved through these techniques.

The same fascination for endless possibilities has drawn me to graphic art and multi-media. I have worked primarily with Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash, as well as with HTML and CSS. My goal for this year is to learn Javascript. I have many more projects I would like to work on when time permits, so please check back with my site to see what else I will be posting.

Some of my other favorite things in life are music, travel, the great outdoors, writing, reading, and my beautiful Boston Terrier, Angie.

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Printmaking was my concentration in college. I primarily worked with lithography, woodblock and intaglio, but also created silkscreen prints and monoprints. Printmaking captivated me with the ability to not only combine the different printmaking techniques, but also to print with various colors and textures of ink onto a variety of surfaces. One of my favorite things to do with my prints was to print with white or other light colored ink onto black paper. I even experimented with special effects such as glow in the dark ink. Every night I enjoy watching a boat print on my bedroom wall glow eerily after I turn out the lights.

  • Large boat study, state 1, black on white. Lithograph print.
  • Large boat study, state 3, blue on white. Lithograph print.
  • Large boat study, state 3, white on black. Lithograph print.
  • Large boat study, state 4, white on black. Lithograph print.
  • Small boat study, state 1, black on white. Lithograph print.
  • Small boat study, state 2, black on white. Lithograph print.
  • Small boat study, state 3, black on white. Lithograph print.
  • Small boat study, state 4, black on white. Lithograph print.
  • Small boat study, state 9, red and black on white. Lithograph print using both stone and plate.
  • Small boat study, state 11. Lithograph print, white on black.
  • Charleston Falls, Tipp City, Ohio. Woodblock print.
  • Caesar Creek gorge, Ohio. Woodblock print.
  • Along Sugar Creek at Bill Yeck Park, Ohio, state 2. Woodblock print.
  • Along Sugar Creek at Bill Yeck Park, Ohio, state 3. Woodblock print.
  • Doe near Sugar Creek at Bill Yeck Park, Ohio, white on black. Woodblock print.
  • Constellation: Maria. Combination print (lithograph, woodblock, intaglio).
  • Runsen Dean, intaglio print.
  • Beautiful tree near Lake Erie, Marblehead, Ohio. Monoprint.
  • Self Portrait, combination print (woodblock and intaglio).
  • Quick self portrait at Charlotte Airport, North Carolina, state 2. Lithograph Print.

I have always loved using computers, and creating art with computers opened up a whole new world for me. The art below was created using either PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, or a combination of the softwares. Most of the collection was created for school projects, although I will often assign myself a project to continue practicing and enhancing my skills.

In my first multimedia class I also learned the basics of video software such as Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. I hope to improve my skills with both softwares and to post some video projects soon.

  • Magazine Cover designed with PhotoShop.
  • Magazine Cover designed with InDesign.
  • Inside cover ad designed with InDesign.
  • Magazine Page designed with InDesign.
  • Magazine Page designed with InDesign.
  • Magazine Page designed with InDesign.
  • Package Design project designed with Illustrator and PhotoShop.
  • Package Design project designed with Illustrator and PhotoShop.
  • Package Design project designed with Illustrator and PhotoShop.
  • CD Cover designed with PhotoShop.
  • CD back cover designed with PhotoShop.
  • Postcard designed with PhotoShop.
  • Logo designed with Illustrator.
  • Logo designed with Illustrator.
  • Calendar page designed with Illustrator.

I learned XHTML transitional and CSS2 in my first Web Design class, and HTML5 and CSS3 in my second. While I primarily use HTML5 and CSS3 for my own projects (and personally prefer HTML5/CSS3), I continue to practice with XHTML and CSS2. I will post more sites as I build them.

  • Jennifer Mazziotti, Professional Musician and Instructor
  • Mock Up Vacation Site
  • Lonestar Spa and Resort
This is a website I built for my best friend, professional musician and instructor Jennifer Mazziotti.
This is a mock-up of a private site I built to display vacation photos and videos for a group of people.
I built this site for the final project of my second web design class. The assignment was to design a 5-8 page website for the fictitious Lonestar Resort & Spa with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and/or JQuery.

I have loved photography as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories are of my little brother and I going out "exploring" the Ohio landscapes with our cameras, dropping off the film to be developed, the anticipation of what our photos will look like, and of course the excitement of picking them up and enjoying the final products. Now with digital photography the world has opened up even more, and Jon and I still enjoy exploring and traveling with our cameras.

  • Newborn lab pups nursing.
  • Newborn lab pup napping with Mom.
  • Newborn lab pup napping with Mom.
  • Buttercup at the Sam Houston Statue Site in Huntsville, Texas.
  • Lake Livingston State Park on the Pineywoods Nature Trail in Livingston, Texas.
  • Lake Livingston State Park on the Pineywoods Nature Trail (Livingston, Texas), beautifully eerie evening walk.
  • Lake Livingston State Park on the Pineywoods Nature Trail in Livingston, Texas.
  • Lake Livingston (Livingston, Texas) after a beautiful sunset.
  • Pedigo Park in Livingston, Texas.
  • Railroad bridge over Trinity River near Goodrich, Texas.
  • Downstream side of Lake Livingston Dam and Trinity River.
  • Bluebonnets in the Hill Country of Texas.
  • Indian Paintbrush in the Hill Country of Texas.
  • Sunrise along Langham Creek in Bear Creek (Houston), Texas.
  • Along Horsepen Creek in Bear Creek (Houston), Texas.
  • Firewheels along Horsepen Creek in Bear Creek (Houston), Texas.
  • Sunset at Barkers Reservoir in Houston, Texas.
  • Downtown Houston Texas from Eleanor Tinsley Park.
  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Near Carrizozo, New Mexico; from Belen to Alamogordo.
  • Near High Rolls, New Mexico; from Alamogordo to Sunspot.
  • Sunspot, New Mexico from the National Solar Observatory.
  • Along Sugar Creek at Bill Yeck Park in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.
  • Hore Abbey and the Rock of Cashel in the background in Tipperary, Ireland.
  • Hiking along the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney, Ireland.
  • Hiking along the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney, Ireland.
  • Near the top of Corran Tuathail in the MacGillycuddys Reeks in Co. Kerry, Ireland.
  • Lough Caragh and the MacGillycuddys Reeks near Glenbeigh, Ireland.

Here is a collection of sketches and paintings I completed with various media. I love all of the different effects that can be achieved with each medium, and how I was able to use some of these pieces as studies for prints that I completed. Learning to sketch from direct observation was possibly the most important part of my art education. My sketch book became a journal for me, allowing me to record the world around me in a way that I could not quite put into words.

  • Bill Yeck Park in Dayton, Ohio, pen & ink wash.
  • Quick pen sketches of a doe at Bill Yeck Park along Sugar Creek in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Graphite sketch of a beautiful tree near Lake Erie in Marblehead, Ohio.
  • Graphite sketch of Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio.
  • Graphite sketch near Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio.
  • Evening graphite sketch of Cedar Point Amusement Park across Lake Erie, from Marblehead, Ohio.
  • Graphite sketch at Atlanta airport, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Graphite sketch of Maria lounging.
  • Graphite sketch of a trumpet.
  • Self-portrait in graphite at the Charlotte airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Self-portrait in graphite with double mirrors.
  • Self-portrait in gouache with double mirrors.
  • Charleston Falls (Tipp City, Ohio) with gouache.
  • Watercolor painting of sundown at Black Oak Park in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Watercolor painting of an Irish landscape.