Clear Direction and Divine Inspiration



Lori PortkaLori Portka is a licensed artist whose mission is to spread love and happiness through the art she creates. Lori’s distinctive paintings feature vibrant imagery and life-affirming messages dedicated to kindness, gratitude and being true to yourself.

In 2015, Lori’s 100 Thank Yous project was the subject of a widely-celebrated short documentary film called Gratitude Grows. Her colorful artwork appears on greeting cards, prayer flags and stationary merchandise at hundreds of retailers around the world.

Lori lives in Asheville, N.C. with her husband Jay, their gentle-hearted greyhounds and a calico cat. To learn more about Lori and her work, visit

Click here for a printable version of Lori’s bio (PDF).


Best Self

Best Self Digital Magazine



365 Gratefuls

Mike Dooley

Notes from the Universe mentioned

365 Gratefuls

365 Gratefuls by Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew

featured 5 of my Hundred Thank You paintings


Kris Carr’s Holiday Gift Buying Guide 2012

featured A Month of Thank Yous Gratitude Pack


Organic Spa Magazine 2013

featured Self-Love Prayer Flags

Natural Awakenings Magazine

Regular feature artist on Cover

Wild Sister Magazine

Regular feature artist on Cover

Artful Blogging Magazine

Artwork featured in magazine, Winter 2011 issue

Creative Living with Jamie

Podcast Interview, November 2011

Artful Blogging Magazine

Featured article, Autumn 2011