Lorissa Julianus is a modern artist from Chicago, IL. She has been creating portraits since 1998 and much like Degas is fascinated by the human form and its dramatic expressions, which would explain her choosing to paint ballerinas. She is a theatre professional and became a published playwright at the young age of 16. She also was the youngest graduate of record with a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago. She is now teaching at the Brigantine Gallery in downtown Downers Grove, IL. Starring in commercials, films, and video games. She is also a professional make-up artist and model. As you may be able to tell she has a huge love for the arts.