Lorrie Popow

Lorrie Popow

At the age of eight, when most girls her age are playing with dolls, Lorrie Popow of Hot Springs was creating intricate works of art on eggs.

Her story begins when she was walking to the local drugstore to buy some lipstick for her mother. She grew up in a Ukrainian neighborhood in Chicago, now known as Ukrainian Village. She passed a shop window where a woman was working on egg art. She stopped and stared and became fascinated with the process. In that moment, she made a promise that she would become an egg artist.

Almost 55 years later, Popow is an internationally-known egg artist, whose work is found in collections throughout the world, including the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago and in the White House.

She is mostly known for her work in pysanky egg art, but specializes in all aspects of egg artistry, including carved, filigree, etched, painted and decoupage.