Loris’ work is inspired by her Mexican upbringing, pop culture, and mid-century illustration and design. Her illustrations can be applied to a variety of platforms such as editorial, book publishing, children’s toy design/surface design, and in galleries. She loves to work with bright colors and because of that has favored gouache as her medium of choice.
When Loris works digitally, she emulates her gouache techniques because she believes her digital work should resemble the way she works in analog. There is a sophisticated playfulness to her work which she owes to surrounding herself with humor and growing up being encouraged to play outside and enjoy the nuances of people and nature.
Loris loves working on cultural projects, biographies about trailblazers and pop icons and interactive books and novelties for young readers. Presentation and design are equally important to Loris and she treasures the experience of holding the printed books she helped design.
Inspired by artists found in vintage Golden Books such as Alice and Martin Provensen, JP Miller, Mary Blair, Aurelius Battaglia, and Charley Harper and design giants like Alexander Girard and Ray and Charles Eames. Loris’ artwork is a thoroughly researched nod to those artists but in her own modern approach.
Loris is the recipient of the prestigious Pura Belpre honor for illustration in 2023 for Phenomenal AOC and in 2022 for May Your Life be Deliciosa.
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