Lori Fenn is making Phoenix a more colorful city one painting at a time. She is one of the most talented, creative souls I know. She lives a life of creativity. So much so that I imagine when she's doing something as mundane as brushing her teeth she somehow makes it a work of art. She's really inspirational. I also imagine her as a living rainbow - happy, colorful, bright, and kind of magical. We spent some time together recently in her current work space. It's a colorful little nook filled with so much vibrancy plus an exercise bike dating back to (probably) the 70's, so of course we had to ride it!
She started painting as a teenager, but really got into it about ten years ago. Being creative is just who she is - whether it's cooking, sewing, painting, etc. She loves thinking up intricate designs. Painting helps get to get those ideas out of her mind and onto something tangible. You've got to check out her work at lorifenn.com. She is obsessed with color (obviously, she IS a rainbow, after all) and that really shows in her work from her paintings to her wardrobe to her skincare line...Oooo skincare line, you say...read on.
Lori is probably most well-known in the valley as a painter, but her skincare line, Lua skincare, is growing rapidly, deservedly so. Skincare is something she has been passionate about for twenty years. She's always leaned towards a more natural lifestyle and wanted to create something for her own skin that worked and used pure ingredients. Her passion turned into a business idea and Lua was born. She loves the concept of combining her art (labels, logo, etc) into a product that she created; combining all of her passions and ideals to create something that inspires and really comes from the heart and soul. To continue on her path of combining creative passions, Lori is working on a cookbook! This will be reflective of her natural lifestyle using bright, colorful, nourishing ingredients. I'm super pumped about this project! Follow her on Instagram to keep up on this and all the beautifulness she keeps so lovingly sharing with the world.