About Me

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Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, I have always been surrounded by beautiful scenery…the ocean, unlimited forest, icebergs, and wildlife of all kind. I would often stop while on a walk during my visits back home, especially when I was living in New York City, and take pictures of such breathtaking imagery. Sometimes you need to be removed from a place or situation to truly appreciate and value it.

Never did I consider myself an artist. I started playing piano at the young age of 5, encouraged and supported by both my loving parents. I continued to then play flute, compete at festivals, join a symphony orchestra and eventually perform on stage with either of of 2 my bands in NYC. Music has always been in me and will forever continue to be.

Life is never easy and can throw you many unexpected curveballs along the way. Each person has his or her own way of coping with difficulties in life…apart from my years of exercise to help relieve stress, I was introduced to the world of canvas painting by a close friend who was also a resident DJ in New York. After watching him and his techniques at play in his Brooklyn loft, I  ventured on my own in my small SOHO apartment, and started my journey as an artist. From trying out hardware paint, to glass beads and image transfers, I often would let the mistake of the nearby hardware store dictate the colors that I used. From big long strokes to throwing paint at the wall, I started to explore the world of Art. I would often listen to my own music to paint, sometimes with feeling and sometimes without…other times I preferred the silence and solitude of 5 am when I felt energized, alert and grounded. And I still do, today.

Thank you for visiting my site, enjoy the color and lines. I hope they speak to you as they have spoken to me 🙂

All The Best,


Email: hoopalupa@gmail.com

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Lori

    Great work! You need to change your place of residence in your profile, you are now a Newf!

    Paul from Starbucks

  2. Hi Lori, good work. I love your words of wisdom, I relate in many ways. Looks like you found your Dharma. The path that gets you there is always an interesting one. The challenge is to stay on it. I look forward to your new creations.

  3. Just found your site, Lori, and I’m enthralled with the fluid energy and vibrant character of your work. It’s beautiful! I’ve got much to explore here!

    1. That’s very kind of you and motivating at the same time!!. Thank you so much. Looking forward to reading your blog as well.

      🙂 Carpe Diem!

  4. In your first three paragraphs you describe how your life evolved to get you where you are today (and prepare you for where you will be tomorrow). You entered this life with this pre-programmed by you and all positive, no matter what eventuates 🙂

  5. Welcome to the blog Mo-Ments or Idle thoughts, by the way!
    P.S. If you wish to know the workings of what I said a moment or two ago read The Milk Is White* which explains the purpose of life.
    * via my Personal links here.

  6. Hi Lori, I see that you are “following” The Journey Up The Mountain so I must make two points:
    1. The blog is actually a copy of Part II of the book “The Milk Is White” and is, therefore, best read after Part I.
    2. It is complete (as stated at the end).

    Enjoy and progress 🙂

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