Lori Faye Bock .... New Mexico's Secret National Treasure

Lori Faye Bock
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Latitude: 36.22639 Longitude: -106.378593 Elevation: 6028 ft
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As one of America's most popular animal artists, Lori Faye Bock has been delighting animal lovers, both young and old, with her humorous and whimsical paintings which she creates in her farm studio in the agricultural community of Los Silvestres, just above the village of Abiquiú in Northern New Mexico.

Cloistered in an early 18th century historic adobe farmhouse (1734 - Plaza de los Silvestres) along the Chama River, Lori Faye Bock is surrounded by a bevy of cats, dogs and flock of sheep including the biblical spotted Jacob sheep.

Since 1997, her original paintings have been available through Waxlander Gallery on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe and Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale and Tucson.

National humane groups such as the American Humane, the A.S.P.C.A. & PetSmart Charities as well as scores of local rescue groups, animal shelters and humane societies across the USA have benefitted from her artistic talent and donations to promote the humane and kind treatment of animals and to help raise the consciousness of animal lovers to microchip, tatoo or use traditional tagging to identify their pets.

Lori Faye Bock is also a small businesswoman who maintains an online store offering reproductions of her original paintings on museum quality limited edition prints with hand embellishment and a line of environmentally sensible art note cards. These cards are printed in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA using soy based ink on recycled paper and/or kenaf tree free fiber and are sealed in poly protective sleeves.

The art note cards are available in Abiquiu through The Abiquiu Inn and Bodes; in Santa Fe at the Hotel La Fonda Gift Shop, Santa Fe Farmers Market, Marcy Street Cards, La Montanita Co Op, UPS Store, The Spanish Table, Mail Call and more; in Taos at The Harwood Museum and more. For additional information, email Lori Faye Bock.

 

 

Full Explanation

Lori Faye Bock has lived with her husband on the historic site once known as the Plaza de los Silvestres as far back as 1734. At that time, nine families were given land for a period one year by the Spanish government and mandated to build dwellings. The Abeyta Trujillo Acequia or irrigation ditch was hand dug by Spanish settlers during that same time frame. Each year since 1735 from early April to the fall months water from the Chama River nourishes the gardens, pastures and orchards which run the length of Los Silvestres.

Available at her seasonal studio at The Dome at Los Silvestres at 21557 State Highway 84, Lori Faye Bock offers reproductions of her original paintings as well as her works in clay. She may be contacted for appointment by emailing her at abiquiu@newmexico.com.

Her original paintings are sold through Waxlander Gallery on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe as well as at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale and Tucson.

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