Based in Salt Lake City, UT
"Think outside the box!"
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you to art?
L: My mom was a watercolor artist so I was exposed to art at a very young age. I grew up with a pencil in my hand, always drawing and fascinated by animated cartoons.
Eventually, it led me to art school and ultimately to create my own stories through painting.
A: What inspires you the most?
L: I find inspiration everywhere. From my daily activities and interactions (especially with my dog) to the internet, and (believe it or not) shopping. Boutiques and shopping websites can be a great source of inspiration for me. Sometimes a particular color, or style trend can spark something I want to incorporate into a painting.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
L: Tea is my main ritual. I’m always drinking tea and listening to music while I work. Besides that, my process is usually to sketch out what I have in mind and then find images that match my vision and piece them together in Photoshop to create some type of reference for the painting.
A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
L: Draw every day. It’s fundamental to all types of art.
A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?
A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?
L: Your perspective
A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is:..?
L: Have you seen..?
A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?
L: I don’t think a book is necessary to talk about art. All you need to start talking about art is your thoughts and feelings on whatever piece or artist you want to talk about.
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
L: I would change the idea that art collecting is a fringe activity for a select few people.
I wish more people valued and collected art…artists need collectors to survive!
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)
L: Think outside the box!