Brian Lamora has spent most of this life in Bristol, Rhode Island. He has Down syndrome and receives services from Living in Fulfilling Environments (L.I.F.E.) Inc., an agency that provides residential and vocational programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Lamora is employed at Top Drawer Art at The BRASS, an art studio and gallery that is one of L.I.F.E.’s vocational sites. He is a dedicated artist who has been actively producing work for a number of years, while also employed for 15 years at a local supermarket as a grocery bagger.
Lamora is one of The BRASS’s most meticulous artists. He begins by outlining complex geometric designs and then meticulously fills in each small segment as the drawings are further added to, divided and layered to create mandala-like structures of pulsing color.