Doriana Maria Lareau is the current Artist in Residence for Literary Orphans.
She explores expressing emotion in a wide variety of 2D media, including photography, watercolor, and ink.
A Rhode Island native, Dori attended Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. Following studies at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and a brief hiatus in Alaska, she spent time as a Patent Illustration apprentice, feeding her curiosity in functional design.
Doriana is happiest riding her bike through quiet Chicago streets, reflecting on her dreams from the morning prior.
Some of her favorite artists are: Edward Gorey, Chris van Allsburg, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ivan Albright, Nick Knight, and Junya Watanabe.
You can contact her at: doriana.design AT gmail.com