Lori Thompson


Artist Biography

Lori is owner of Reflections Elegante Fine Art Gallery in Willow Glen San Jose Ca. Lori is an award-winning artist and author. Lori creates characters for her stories; she wants them to come alive and her paintings are to mesmerize the observer.  Her genre is portraits, landscapes, seascapes, nature, waves, mixed media, and illustrations for a published children’s book.
Her paintings were exhibited in Congressman Panetta’s office, Assembly Member Anna Caballero. She has been juried in the Los Gatos Art Gallery in November 2018.  Lori did the first Art/Talk in December 2018 at the Steinbeck Library/Museum which her paintings will be exhibited.  She was juried in the Avery Gallery 2019 in Seaside and placed Honorable Mention for her photography.
She is an author for a novel thriller Reflections. Lori’s novel is in a screenplay Reflections which has won 41 contests. An author of two children’s books An Adventure with Joshua and Hoppy Frog and An Adventure with Joshua and Rocky the Otter in her maiden name Lori L Howell. Lori has established a reading program in an elementary school in California.
She is a member of the Salinas Valley Art Association and on the Board as Publicity Director, Central Coast Association, Los Gatos Art Association, San Luis Obispo Art Museum, Santa Cruz Art League and Tahoe Art League. She a member of the National League of American Penn Women for writing and art.
She plans to participate in several local and international exhibits. She has many years of experience and enjoys all mediums.
Lori loves Lake Tahoe, New Zealand, and Carmel.  Her greatest joys besides her passion to paint and to write are being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  Lori loves the mystery to find stories in everything and everywhere.
In the midst of a writing project, she likes researching for plots…her mind dazzles with ideas.  Writing inspires her painting, and painting inspires her writing. Lori believes that painting and writing together is a love story.
Personal Quote
“I Live to Create and Create to Live”!


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