“I have always been fascinated with sketching as an art form. It is the native language of art. In many ways it tells the story of its subject, raw and unbridled; yet hidden within the lines, the interpretation explodes with emotion and wonder. The viewer may accept the obvious or search the lines and discover a deeper experience.”
Last year, Lorisa began the groundwork for her debut album entitled “Crimson Sky”. Her album includes songs with a contemporary beat, reflecting her lovefor life, and slower songs that imbue deep ethereal messages. The album was released in June of this year, and is already available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Spotify, Zune, Medianet, Rdio, and iHeartRadio.
“It seems like music has always been a part of my life.” When her oldest daughter, Elora, was seven, Lorisa taught her to play piano and soon found what a gifted musician she was. Her daughter and other mentors like, Celine Dion, Charlotte Church, Brooke White, went on to inspire her to study the art of music, singing, and performing. By the age of thirty-five Lorisa and her daughter were writing and performing music together. From 2004-2007 they wrote eighteen songs, twelve of them professionally recorded. One of the songs, a piano piece written by
Elora when she was fifteen, is featured on Lorisa's debut album, “Crimson Sky”. The title of the song is “Time is a Circle”.
Over the years she and her daughter have performed in dozens of different settings, including the American Mothers Conference, featuring their song entitled “Mother”.
Encouraged by others, Lorisa combined her efforts with Meagan Richards and submitted seven songs for the Especially For Youth program for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. “The songs I wrote for this program have given me a greater understanding of the power of music in effecting the lives of young adults,” said Lorisa. “It has also given me greater courage to pursue my music as a voice and an answer to some of life's questions.”