Tori was born in Curitiba, Brazil (b.1983) She is a self-taught contemporary abstract and portrait artist and currently works as a Firefighter. Tori received a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She enjoys discovering new techniques and experimenting with the movement and balance of color to yield dynamic images, shapes, and strokes. Tori is drawn to strong, flowing lines, profound expression and vibrant color. Being drawn to a wide variety of art forms growing up has given her a broad perspective and appreciation for different techniques. She has exhibited at several festivals and venues, including locations in Miami, New York, Baltimore, and Annapolis. Tori currently lives in Timonium, Maryland with her cat Tom, and continues to paint and be inspired.