While growing up in Belize, Dorrien Thompson (known in the art world as Lailo) learned to appreciate the culture, customs and foods of the local ethnic groups and the diversity of the nature. At the age of 15, he made his way up to Canada to complete his education.
He now resides on Vancouver Island with his wife and grown family. He lives on a hobby farm situated in Saanichton, raising chickens, goats and an organic garden.
Over the years he has travelled, lived and worked in different areas of the world, to list a few, North and Central America, Europe and Australia. All of which have had a large influence on his creative side.
Lailo is a self taught artist, and since retiring from the work force, he now maintains a working studio specializing in abstract art. His preferred medium is liquid oil although from time to time he dabbles in other mediums to satisfy his natural curiousity. His affinity with nature with all it’s colours and forms have influenced his particular originality.