I moved from Slidell to Pearl River in 2003, La Where I have set up a new studio.  I also do commissioned art.
Book Signing for Streetcar Coffee
Table Book.
Artist Luis Colmenares and his LSU
Artist Kim Griffin with My "Simply Divine" Streetcar
Artist Jerry Cluade and her Mardi Gras
Rockin Doopsy
Streetcar Artist : John Lamouranne, Barbara Shaw, Dr. L. Kewalramani, Kathy Stone, Steve
Ulness, Sharon Young, Luis Colmenares, Kim Griffin, Lori Gomez and Frankie DeMelo.
Barnes and Noble Streetcar Book Signing
in Metairie, La Sept, 2009
Octavia Book Signing
Slidell Mayor Ben Morris and Deputy Chief Tara Hunter
Chef John Besh
Vince Vance
Rock & Bowl
Kermit Ruffin
Rock & Bowl
Al "Carnival Time" Johnson
My Cousin Jimmy Anselmo the night of his
induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
My dear friend Vince Vance
Al "Carnival Time" Johnson
Lori Gomez Art

Lori Gomez is a self-taught artist who began her Slidell based business in 2002, with a preferred medium of acrylic paints.
Her work has been featured in numerous media stories including a WWL TV segment of “Naturally Nawlins” with Frank

Some of Lori’s public art projects are featured throughout the metropolitan New Orleans area. These include 7 streetcars
for the popular “Streetcar Named Inspire” series for the Young Leadership Council of N.O. , 5 Bead Dogs for the La.
SPCA Bead Dog project , and 4 pelican’s for Leadership Northshore’s “ Pelicans on Parade” series in Slidell. Additionally
a 35ft Mardi Gras float mural, which can be seen on the 100 block of Cousin St. in Olde Towne Slidell. In 2005, Lori’s
creation of public art hit closer to home with an outdoor nativity that spans over an acre. She created the beautiful nativity
to lift the spirits of her community following Hurricane Katrina. It draws countless visitors to her home every year and
has received extensive media coverage. In 2013 Lori created a Nativity for the city of Slidell’s “Christmas Under the
Stars”. In 2014 she completely renovated the city’s Christmas cottages which had been severely damaged during
Hurricane Katrina. These include a magical Santa’s Workshop and a Cajun Christmas Camp.

In Oct. 2013 when Frank Davis was no longer able to do his column for Slidell Magazine in honor of him she began her
column “Tempting the Palette” where she got to combine her love of cooking with art. In May of 2015 she left the
magazine and began running the column on a blog on her website LoriGomezArt.com.

She served as Chair of the East St Tammany Cultural Economy Coalition for three years.

She founded the Camellia City Arts Advocates group (C2A2). This organization is an independent group of community
leaders, business owners, and artist that meet throughout the year working together to promote and advocate for the Arts.
They have been working with The Mothership Foundation for the past two years and are bringing Slidell its first 3 day
music festival. “Festival Bonfouca” will kick-off on March 18th, 19th & 20th of 2016 in Heritage Park.

Lori is also noted for her generosity, giving her time and talent to many charitable organizations. Since 2009 sales of her
artwork have raised over $220,000 for various charities.

She began painting and restoring pianos in 2013. Because of her appreciation for our military she started painting pianos
for The East St Tammany Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran’s Build. These include the “Legends” piano and the “Beatle’s”
piano. She is currently working on a piano for Habitat that will be raffled during Festival Bonfouca.

Lori says her art is a celebration of Louisiana culture. She feels fortunate to live in Louisiana, where she is blessed to enjoy
the best music, art and food in the world.