Jorli can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing and painting. At an early age her parents. both professional artists, identified and nurtured her talent by providing her with time, space, art materials and positive feedback for her work. By the age of five she was sketching recognizable portraits. Throughout her education (OCC, BYU and LCAD), her art teachers praised and encouraged her efforts and offered guidance to increase her skills and technique.
As an adult, Jorli developed a sensitivity and sensibility to compliment her skills and create an artistic vision that is uniquely her own. Her oil paintings capture light, be it the glow that radiates from within in her portraits, or the play of reflective light in her seascapes and landscapes. The works of Nicolai Fechin (Russian 1881-1955) and John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) influence Jorli's portraiture style with their rich warm colors and desire to reveal the life and soul of their subject. Growing up on Laguna Beach, it's natural that the works of local plein air painters such as William Wendt (1865-1946) provide a tradition for Jorli to extend in her sea and land oil paintings.
Jorli hopes her paintings evoke feelings for the viewers: awe of nature, appreciation for the simple things and good parts of life and brief moments of joy. Her paintings of her children celebrate the warmth of intimate family life and her paintings of nature illustrate her wonder at the beauty of the world. She believes talent should be expressed and commits herself to art as a way to share a glimpse of the unseen world.