I grew up with a different point of view of the world around me. I traveled extensively with my parents because my father was in the Air Force. This travel gave me the chance to see and do things most children only dream about. This zest for life has followed me into my adult years. My love of life has also been a major influence on my artwork.
My work is in Oil, Watercolor and Acrylics, but my favorite now is acrylics. Landscapes, Still lifes, and Marine Life of all kinds fascinate me. I work in a realistic style with tendencies toward photo-realism. The surrounding world inspires me to create. Raindrops on flowers, the shine on an animals fur, reflections on water, creases on a human face, and marine life of all kinds find their way into my studio.
2010 saw some major changes in my life. My husband Chris and I have moved to Fairhope, Alabama after building a new home together. We celebrated our first anniversary in the new home in August of 2011. The house was designed and built by us with me being the general contractor-onsite every day, lending a hand. Our bugalow took six months to complete with a lot of the labor provided by family and friends. Our home contains one of the largest art projects I have undertaken to date, with a floor to ceiling mosaic filling our bathroom. I also created one of a kind backsplashes for our kitchen and stained concrete graces our floors.
The sepia series is still very popular this year as well. They started as a response to clients wanting something more neutral. The reactions have been fantastic so far with almost all pieces being sold.
I have recently been picked up by an international marketing firm as well as doing work most recently for the Everol fishing reel company.
I am very grateful to be allowed to participate in the world of art. Thank you for stopping by to see my work. May you always have sand in your shoes and shells in your pockets.
*Want to see more recent pieces of my work? go to: www.loranchavez.blogspot.com to see recent pieces, as well as the sepia series, and the 100 Days~ 100 Paintings, day one 2014 starts in July.