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 are a manifestation of my 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. Creativity cures the soul! –Lori Hartwell
RSN’s Studio Hope was created 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.
Studio Hope is a place for the community of artists, teachers, and crafters to share their talents. Education and arts & crafts are a big part of healing. We hope you join us to celebrate our new adventures in creativity and connecting. I hope to see you there.
Order reprints of Lori’s artwork and notecard sets. Reprints are available in the following formats:
Landscape or Portrait
8.5″ x 11″ $20.00 plus $5.95 shipping
11″ x 14″ $30.00 plus $9.95 shipping|
16″ x 20″ $40.00 plus $14.95 shipping
8″ x 8″ $20.00 plus $5.95 shipping
12″ x 12″ $40.00 plus $14.95 shipping
All sales benefit RSN’s life-enriching programs for people who have kidney disease. Contact me for more information and to order.
Lori is so talented! I am amazed at the artwork…every piece is beautiful, so unique! I was thrilled to be able to snag one of my favorites, “Forget Me Not”, hanging proudly on my wall!
“Your art is fab! Its therapeutic value is priceless as it’s experienced by both the artist and the viewer.”
My original artwork ranges in size from 5″ x 7″ to 8.5″ x 11″ and can be reproduced up to 16″ x 20,” and in some cases 24″ x 24″. Original artwork may be available. I am happy to talk with you about custom artwork needs.