L O R E    S P I V E Y

L O R E    S P I V E Y



What is the best thing about working with paper as a medium?

The variety, versatility, and easy attainability of the material. 

What tool could you not live without?


Describe your work to us in 3 words.

Playful, Original, Purposeful

How would you describe your approach to paper art?

Organic. I play around with the paper to see how far I can stretch the limits of what can be done with it. 

What are you working on at the moment?

A carousel book for a charity organization near to my heart.

Where do you find inspiration?

Nature, history, current events, internal struggles, and other artists.

How long have you been working with paper?

I guess I could say all my life, I’ve always made little books and origami, and of course the paper airplanes when I was a kid. I became seriously interested in the medium as a career in 2013 when I took a course with Carol Barton at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. 

What are your favorite papers to work with?

Handmade natural fiber papers like abaca are wonderful, Helen Hiebert makes a wide variety of  beautiful stock. I am also fond of card stock from French Papers.

Who are your favorite Paper Artists?

Helen Hiebert, Shawn Sheehy, Julie Chen, Carol Barton, AmyLopez Nayve, Robert Sabuda, there are so many talented people in this genre!

Where do you make your paper art?

I have a studio on the upper level of my home here in North Carolina. I mostly work there.