I consider myself an intuitive painter as I have had no formal training. As a kidney disease survivor since age 2 and now living with my 4th kidney transplant, I have learned it is important to live in the moment, savor what is beautiful and not take life for granted. I use my intuition to create art to help me heal, reenergize myself and deal with pain a serious chronic illness can cause. Most of my work is bright and colorful, others less so. My goal is to express what I am feeling in the moment.
My renderings, while small in physical dimension, are a manifestation of my immense inner dialogue. Sometimes somber, but mostly of encouragement and hopefulness. I use many mediums such as Inks, Acrylics, Encaustics and Pan Pastels. Much of my work is focused on objects of nature and has an abstract feel. Watching the oceans and skies, landscapes and flowers take form before my eyes brings me the ultimate joy. I have discovered that painting produces positive endorphins and I want to share the experience with those who may need a little coaxing to experiment with art. My hope is that my paintings will inspire others to embrace their inner artist and reap the benefits of art therapy. Creativity cures the soul! –Lori Hartwell
Reprints are available in the following formats:
- Framed, matted prints from 8.5″ x 11″ to 16″x 20″
- Unframed, matted prints from 8.5″ x 11″ to 16″x 20″
- Unframed, rolled prints from 8.5″ x 11″ to 16″x 20″
- Wrapped Canvas prints from 8.5″ x 11″ to 24″x 24″
- Metallic prints from 8.5″ x 11″ to 16″x 20″
Original artwork is available for purchase. All sales benefit RSN’s life-enriching programs for people who have kidney disease. Contact me for more information and to order.