Lonnie Murphy and Loren Parlee – Artists
Medium: Wood, Oil Paint, Clay, Glaze
Fairy Ring Mushrooms received their name because of the peculiar way they grow, in large circles or rings. Legend told that fairies gathered in rings on summer’s eves and that if one waited quietly they may catch a glimpse.
In their early years Loren and Lonnie did a lot of sketching in pencil and, while still teenagers, were taught to oil paint by their dad. At age 11 they worked with their grandfather building redwood Meissner nursery baskets. Their father, a carpenter by trade, also did woodwork at home. Loren and Lonnie would creep into the garage to watch and, while their father was at work, would quietly explore the tools and woods. With their father and grandfather helping, they would construct various small…
- Born on June 26
- Joined February 8, 2009