Bio / artist statement
I come from a long line of creative people.
My family includes artists, makers, musicians, and writers.
I was still crawling when I first picked up a crayon and started 'drawing'.
My mother's friend proclaimed "the baby is going to be an artist".
My educational background is in art, music, and design.
I attended college on a music scholarship and pursued art along with general studies.
I apprenticed in many creative jobs during those years learning to design
and assemble custom light fixtures, assist in residential electrical installation,
and as an interior designer and color consultant.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the Design Institute.
My 'art' outlet became my interior design projects.
Many years and creative projects later I found myself back in a class
that prompted me to pull my art supplies out again.
I am currently working with a mix media process that includes acrylic, ink, and oil pastel.
I love the way I can build layers and depth with the mixture.
When I design & space plan I work with dimensions and drafting.
With my art, measurements no longer hold me.
I get to be messy and allow the process to flow.
I enjoy the balance of the two.
Jlorene's current works combine her love of the contemplative/spiritual aspects of life.
She is an award winning instructor and interior designer with projects in California, Arizona and Hawaii.