Lori is an intuitive painter. As a kidney disease survivor since age 2 and now living with her 4th kidney transplant, she has learned it is important to live in the moment, savor what is beautiful and not take life for granted.
The renderings are a manifestation of Lori’s immense inner dialogue of encouragement and hopefulness. Her artwork has appeared in calendars, on notecards and is proudly displayed in many homes and offices.
In 2017 Lori opened Studio Hope in Glendale, CA with the vision of helping people express their creativity, make new friends, learn something new, share knowledge, lend a listening ear, teach a skill-set, take risks, encourage each other, have fun and enjoy the moment.
EmbraceHOPE Jewelry by Lori Hartwell began as a creative therapy outlet with bracelets made from antique. There are now many collections within the line, from Inspiring Women Bracelets, which honor courageous, inspiration women in Lori’s life to one-of-a-kind luxury statement pieces.
Sales of Lori’s artwork and the entire EmbraceHOPE jewelry collection benefit RSN’s life-enriching programs.
Lori has worked with elected officials, regulatory agencies, kidney care boards to provide the patient’s perspective on the impact of current and potential policies for people on dialysis, have a kidney transplant of in early stages of illness. Learn more at RSNhope.org