Loretta Lyster

Loretta Lyster

Loretta has been an artist for her entire life. When she and her husband more to the Sierra Nevada in 1971, they opening “Thunder Creek Mountain Flower,” a craft shop where they sold their own hand thrown stoneware and porcelain pottery. A new pottery shop at the Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad followed soon after, and was in operation for the next 18 years.

In 1982, Loretta began working as an Instructional Assistant for Oakhurst Elementary School. She also worked at Wawona School in Yosemite National Park, retiring in 2017. She enjoyed teaching art and art history to a variety of ages and grade levels.

Loretta also had the good fortune to work with well known Yosemite area artist, Jane Gyer, for her water color workshop that took place within Yosemite National Park.

A professional artist, Loretta had her first showing in 2006. Since her retirement, she has enjoyed experimenting with the endless possibilities that is art. Striving to represent the beauty, emotion and spirituality of nature through her work Loretta continues to communicate Peace through the arts.

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