Lorelle Rau
 (cut paper collage)

Portrait_RauLorelle Rau is a contemporary collage artist, who uses cut paper and appropriated imagery to investigate concepts ranging from nature and place to random and personal experiences. In her popular landscape series, Lorelle expresses the transformative qualities of nature, particularly the rich contours and textures of the mountains. As an avid hiker and camper, the experience and rawness of the natural world has always been an integral part of her creative process.

Lorelle earned an MA in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 and received a BS in Art Management and BA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University. She has been working professionally as an art consultant for the past five years, providing art advisory services for homeowners, businesses, and healthcare facilities. She is passionate about helping clients find the perfect piece of artwork for their home or business and enjoys placing art by emerging artists. 

When she is not fully immersed in the visual arts, Lorelle enjoys hiking in the Boise foothills and Idaho backcountry. Both activities inform her interest in healthcare art and her career as a professional artist.