I saw local talent Lori LaMont's work at Long Beach Museum of Art sometime last year and was really inspired by her vibrant watercolors. Being from Europe I am used to seeing watercolor paintings that are pale and soft with a lot of the paper showing through. But LaMont paints with darker colors and completely saturates the paper. Her portraits of people are reminiscent of Modigliani in that they eyes are left unfinished with no iris or pupil. She also paints animals in a very expressive and brilliant way.