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Biography: Loren Fidalgo
The word “destiny” is used entirely too often to describe an individual’s lofty goals in life. An individual’s drive does play a role in the final determination of an outcome, but more often than not, “destiny” can be seen by looking at one’shistory, and how certain events in one’s life can actually steer an individual to be something more. The past shows direction, and the events document the journey. Using this definition, I can emphatically state, that Loren Fidalgo is destined to be an artist of clear distinction.
Loren Fidalgo began her artistic life as far back as she can remember. At the ripe old age of four, she remembers that she would carry around a shopping bag, very similar to the ones she presently designs, and collect various objects and materials that she could use “to make things with”. In her bag would usually be a pair of scissors and some crayons. As a slightly older…

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Biography: Loren Fidalgo
The word “destiny” is used entirely too often to describe an individual’s lofty goals in life. An individual’s drive does play a role in the final determination of an outcome, but more often than not, “destiny” can be seen by looking at one’shistory, and how certain events in one’s life can actually steer an individual to be something more. The past shows direction, and the events document the journey. Using this definition, I can emphatically state, that Loren Fidalgo is destined to be an artist of clear distinction.
Loren Fidalgo began her artistic life as far back as she can remember. At the ripe old age of four, she remembers that she would carry around a shopping bag, very similar to the ones she presently designs, and collect various objects and materials that she could use “to make things with”. In her bag would usually be a pair of scissors and some crayons. As a slightly older child, she remembers a large snowstorm of several feet, and in her mind she thought, “If the house gets buried with snow, I’ll just color”. This seemed to quiet the fears of this child.
Loren is the daughter of a passionate toy designer, who worked long hours for Kohinoor Brothers. He worked on some very successful games, like “Trouble”, “Head- ache”, and “Busy Box”. Loren remembers fondly the times her father spent helping her with school art projects and making elaborate displays for other projects. Her father would bring home various manufactured scraps that he’d pick up from work and sit down with her and say, “What do you think we could make with this Lor?” Loren’s home schooling was cut short when her father passed away when she was just fourteen years old, leaving her, and her three siblings without any parents. His creative, and full of life attitude, were essential in molding Loren Fidalgo’s creative development.
Both, the remainder of high school, and two years at community college seemed to have no direction for Loren. It wasn’t until Loren attended Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, that Loren realized that she was born with many of her father’s creative abilities. It seemed as if Loren’s direction found her. She thrived at Moore College of Art, impressing many of the faculty. She majored in Advertising Design, which taught Loren how to think conceptually.
In Loren’s junior year, she created a game called “Bumpers & Loopers”, for which she received a U.S. Patent. She also won a traveling fellowship to England for her first place finish in the student show, where she studied, of all things, toy making! In her senior year, Loren also won an internship at one of New York’s top advertising firms. Her path seemed very clear.
After college, Loren freelanced with some graphic design work, but always found her- self looking for more. Loren had a natural tendency to be entrepreneurial. She began hand painting pillows and clothing, and selling them at craft shows. She worked with jewelry, plexi-glass, ceramics, oil painting, collage, torn paper collages, and virtually any other medium that one can think of, most of which were all self taught. But some where in- between one style crossing over to another medium, which had a different style, an interesting thing took place, Loren developed a very “unique style”. Her working style looked like no other artist’s. Loren finally believed that she can produce great art, but she knew nothing about how to sell it. In fact, if it weren’t for two separate events that occurred much later in time, perhaps Loren would still be wondering how to make a living with her artistic abilities.
Several years ago, Loren was watching some daytime talk show, whose guest was a woman named Tracy Porter. Tracy was discussing licensing her artwork. Loren immediately went on line to go to Tracy Porter’s web site. That opened Loren’s eyes to a whole new way of seeing the business of art.
The other event that had an eye opening occurrence was Loren’s discovery of computer graphics. During her college years, no one used a computer. the whole concept of Photoshop and Illustrator were not yet realized by the main stream. Loren, as most late inductees usually are, was slow and skeptical at first, but she persevered. Within a years time, Loren managed to learn computer graphics well enough to see the computer’s potential. The computer, and a talk show, has turned Loren’s whole artistic world upside down.
History doesn’t lie. From Loren’s childhood, till the present day, art seems to be the only direction for Loren to go. The history of Loren’s artistic life is clearly pointing her down a certain path. Her accomplishments thus far seem to define Loren’s path even more clearly. So, is Loren Fidalgo “destined” to be an artist of distinction? Well the past is a good indicator of the future. If you then add to the mix, Loren’s more personal traits, such as charm, compassion, and conscientiousness, you are left with something else which Loren was destined to be, my wife of ten years, and my friend for twenty.
Female, Born on August 24

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