Lori Rout Granderson Folk and Fine Art
Lori Rout Granderson has been painting 18th-century portraits for 17 years. She paints her naïve portraits with special attention given to period correct hairstyles, clothing, architecture, furniture, inaccurate perspective and anatomy, as well as symbolism within the painting.
Raised in a home built in 1790, her love of history and art started at an early age. Fascinated by the lives of those who lived during the 18th-century, she gained further insight while re-enacting with the 1st Maryland Regiment. This solidified her interest in the era and her desire to combine her love of art and history. Lori studied painting and old master’s techniques at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Influenced by her interest in historic funerary art and customs, she has also sold her 18th- century, tombstone inspired wood carvings at traditional artisan shows and has painted murals in private homes and businesses. Lori was selected for the 2021 Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
Lori, a lifetime Catonsville resident, and her husband Charles, have lived and raised their three sons in Catonsville, MD for 30 years.