LW Krebs Art

"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart."  

Vincent Van Gogh

Artist Statement: 

LW, AKA Lori, is a contemporary artist who lives in Newhall, California. She left her job in 2011 to devote herself to making and creating art. During most of her life growing up she preferred to create versus playing with friends. She works daily in her home studio and is currently working in pen, ink, acrylics and water based mixed media. She tends to be quiet and describes her pen and ink work as mindful "doodling" as she intuitively lets her pieces develop from the mind. Her work borders between reality and fantasy in an eclectic and whimsical manner. Inspiration for her art comes from observing life and trying to create pieces that will demand your attention. There are often subtle messages that you may overlook with just a quick glance. In her acrylic paintings she will often address social issues. People have said to her "your work is magical" or "touches my heart". She currently shows her work at the Santa Clarita Artists Association, on Instagram and Facebook.  


LW Krebs recently moved to Old Town Newhall to be closer to her family.   She has lived most of her life in Southern California.   She was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1958 and lived there one year before moving to California with her parents. She grew up in Pico Rivera, CA and married her husband in 1976.  They eventually moved to the Inland Empire.  While raising 2 sons she furthered her education at Crafton Hills College and Cal-State San Bernardino.  While at CHC she wanted to major in art but was not confident she could make a living and focused on a plan to teach math. She began her career in education teaching math to 7th graders. Four years later, after attending the University of Redlands and earning an MA, she became a high school counselor.  In 2011, she left her career in education to focus on art. She and her husband moved to Alabama that same year to be near family and she practiced and took workshops with several professional artists there and around the US.  In 2018 she moved back home to Southern California. Her experiences in life, raising two sons, counseling/teaching teens and being married for over 40 years has given her many ideas to explore in her art. She is self driven and she is constantly practicing and experimenting to develop her unique style.


Santa Clarita Artists Association

Carpinteria Arts Center

Redlands Art Association

Artists Council in Palm Desert

Riverside Art Museum