Hello! My name is Lori and I am a mural artist with a passion for creating art that uplifts and inspires the community. I'd describe myself as creative, hard-working, and a strong willingness to always learn.
As a mural artist, I strive to bring my clients' vision to life while also infusing my own unique perspective and style. I pride myself on being easy to work with and open-minded, always willing to listen to my clients' ideas and feedback to ensure that the final product is exactly what they envision.
While my focus is on creating beautiful and impactful artwork, I am also committed to using my art as a tool for positive change. I believe that public art has the power to uplift and brighten up communities, and I am dedicated to using my talents to make a difference in the world.
So whether you're looking to transform a blank wall into a work of art or add a splash of color to a public space, I am here to help bring your vision to life. Let's work together to create something beautiful that will bring joy and inspiration to all who see it.
When a client approaches me with an idea for window paintings or murals, my artistic process begins. I immediately start envisioning the design in my mind as the client describes their vision. I take the time to carefully study their idea and get a sense of what they are looking for. To get a better sense of the space, I often ask for a picture of the area or surface they would like me to work on. This allows me to create a digital mockup of the design on the image provided, giving the client a clearer idea of what the final product will look like.
As an artist, I am always open to exploring new surfaces to work on. While windows, walls, and plywood are the most common, I am always excited to take on unique and unconventional surfaces such as dumpsters, trailers, shipping containers, garage doors, fences, and more.
Once the final design is agreed upon, I provide the client with a quote and a contract, and the creative process begins. I use my artistic skills and techniques to transform the space into a work of art that fulfills the client's vision. Working with clients to bring their ideas to life is a fulfilling experience, and I am committed to providing quality work that meets and exceeds their expectations.
My inspiration for art comes from a combination of my natural creativity and a special family connection that sparked my passion for business. My grandfather was a big influence on my artistic journey. As a child, he would give us pieces of paper and tell us to draw a line, then he would turn our simple lines into funny cartoon sketches that he collected in books. He was also an avid fan of Bob Ross and would paint along with his videos every day. Sharing that same love for the famous Bob Ross, I've called myself the Happy Little Painter not only because of the inspiration, but because of the joy it brings me.
In 2017, my grandfather passed away, and it was a difficult time for me. However, a week before his passing, I had the opportunity to attend a local paint class with him, and it was a beautiful and memorable experience that I will cherish forever. In the aftermath of his passing, I found solace in creating art and wanted to share that with others.
I started teaching paint parties, but when COVID hit, I had to pivot and find a new way to keep my business alive. I began painting windows in my local community to lift spirits and make ends meet, and eventually, I was sought out to paint murals. It was a natural transition, and I haven't looked back since.
Through my journey, I discovered that art can be therapeutic, and it has become my mission to share that with others. I want to create art that not only beautifies spaces but also brings joy and inspiration to those who view it. My grandfather's love for art and creativity, as well as his entrepreneurial spirit, continue to inspire me in my work today.
My father was also artistic but never pursued it as a hobby. Despite this, he always supported my creative endeavors and showed up to watch me work on my art. When I'm working on a big project, I often find myself thinking about him and imagining the things he would say in the form of his classic dad jokes. His encouragement and love for my art have been a significant influence on my journey, and I am grateful to have had his support and show him what I'm capable of acheiving.