Purple script of hello, welcome.  I'm Lorien

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I am an artist and teacher helping people of all ages to awaken the artist within. Through my Art with Lórien learning programs, I help people who want to make art but are seeking some guidance from a professional artist who knows her way around from start to finish. If this is you or your children, I invite you to explore my offerings here.

In my studio I produce a rich and evolving collection of mixed media paintings on a variety of surfaces; for example,
French cotton paper or gallery wrap canvas. I incorporate pigments, inks, crystals, minerals and a selection of magical elements. My magical elements include Reiki blessings, crystal and solar/lunar energy-infused water and my pure intention to beautify your world.

I take great pleasure in creativity of all kinds! I am an enthusiastic, fun-loving, creative innovator, who has a passion for beauty, nature, humor, curiosity, and an insatiable love for art and self expression!

My Inspiration

What inspires me is the natural world on Earth, the cosmos, love, natural beauty, color, family, good friends, the ocean, kindness, puppies, and all that is good in our world. The guiding force of my art studio is the Spirit of Aloha. As a child, my family spent time in the Hawaiian islands and I have continued to visit over the course of my life, influencing my natural, spirited and creative lifestyle. The spirit of Aloha means "to be present to the breath of life" and this is what inspires my life's work as an artist and artist educator. Curious to get to know more about me and my inspirations? I invite you to visit my Invitation to Inspiration Blog. lorien with painting

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My Background

I was born in Los Angeles and raised in sunny Laguna Niguel, California. I am an artist and have been creating art & designs since I was three years old with support from my artist dad and flight attendant mom. I am proud to be an award-winning educator who has taught visual arts in the Los Angeles public schools and internationally for over 15 years.

Now I am a creative entrepreneur who maintains a thriving art studio, called Waterfront Studios™ where I also teach online small group art classes to children (see Art with Lorien for Kids) and adults (see Art with Lorien Online ). I reside with my partner Kevin, and fun-loving MuBee, our AKC Canine Good Citizen certified goldador, in Laguna Niguel, CA.


I graduated from San Francisco State University (B.A. Studio Art), St. Lawrence University, New York (M.Ed.) and attended Otis College of Art and Design and CSU International Programs in Florence, Italy. I maintain a California State Teaching Credential in K-12 Art and achieved a National Board Certification in Art.

Lórien Eck's CV 

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