The artist with a portrait of the Drag Queen, Lady Galore.

What is the most interesting thing you have painted and why?
A couple of years ago I have started a collection of large-scale paintings depicting feminine clichés. The project involved professional Drag Queens well known in the Netherlands, where I live, that gracefully cooperated in this series. The character each one of them depicts is the result of a one-on-one creative session between me and each specific Queen. The whole process, from the photoshoot to the technical execution of the painting, was not only fun and challenging, but also a peek into a flamboyant and exclusive world filled with energy and creativity with which I have in common the wish to set ourselves free and express our inner alter-ego.

What is the best thing about being an artist?
For me it’s the materialization of an intimate concept taking form on canvas, but even more intriguing is seeing how it conquers its own meaning through the eyes of who looks at it.

To see more of Lorena’s work, visit:

oil painting of self-portrait of the artist in her studio, surrounded by paintings of her paintings
Lorena Lepori, “Looks like me,” Oil on linen, 60 x 80 cm, 2023. A self-portrait in my studio.
oil painting of woman eating. she is looking down, wearing glasses; blue background
Lorena Lepori, “Comfort zone” Oil on linen, 40 x 60 cm, 2021. A look into the human behavior when it comes to take decisions in uncertain times.


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