Lori Gallego, Los Angeles Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement So Happy to see that you have taken the time to read my profile! Here is a little bit about me. I am Hawaiian and Cherokee Indian. A native Southern California Girl. I cherish the outdoors. The Ocean. The Mountains. The Sky. I like to live each day as if it was my last, and I am grateful for each and every one.
My father, who is of the Northern Cherokee Indian Nation tribe, is an artist, therefore I am. From the time I was in my highchair, sketching with my first pastels, to my current "Obsession" with photography, I have always had this burning desire to create "Ojects de Art". Crayons, Colored Pencils, Charcoal, Oil, Water and Acrylic Paint. Ceramics and Clay Sculpture. Almost any craft out there I've tried. I have also dabbled in photography.
Last year I bought myself a "Good" digital camera. Maybe it is not a Nikon or a fancy Cannon but it is a Kodak Z612 with an 8x zoom. I absolutely LOVE it! It is easy to use, and easy to upload pics, hence the name "Easyshare". And it is my new best friend. People tease me when I whip it out, if it's not already hanging around my neck. They think I am weird when I come out of the B of A and sit on the sidewalk to take a picture of a candy striped rose. But, I don't care!
I am happy, joyous even. Each day is another new opportunity to make another creation. A dozen of them. Dozens! It also helps that I love to Fish, Hike, Swim, go Camping and sometimes I am in the right place at the right time and capture something spectacular! I know know that beauty is out there, it's everywhere! If keep your eyes open and look for it. It might be a tiny little rose garden, or a majestic mountain. The magic surrounds us!
So, enjoy my photographic collection. I can only hope it give you as much pleasure to view, as it gives me to share.
If you find one that catches your eye, I would apprecite your purchase. And Thank you in advance.
Dos't thou love life? Then do not squander time. For that is the stuff that life is made of ~ Benjamin Franklin