A Barn for a Shorn Lamb – 48″ x 24″ – Oil on Canvas
WITH EVER GROWING RECOGNITION for his compelling works of ‘mans struggle for survival’, in 2016 Lorimer encountered his own struggles while researching his next project. Lorimer writes, “I wanted to create a series that focused on the difficulties man faces navigating the beautiful yet harsh Canadian winter landscape”. A chance discovery of the proverb – “God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb” was the porthole he was searching for. Here the ‘shorn lamb’, represented by the lone figure in each work, is the ‘weak’ or ‘less fortunate’ and the ‘shelter’ or ‘beacon of light’ is the tempered wind.
BRIAN LORIMER’S BIOGRAPHY
In 1995 Brian created a successful mural business, Lorimer Studios Inc.. Over an 8 year period he employed as many as 10 artists full-time and freelance to assist him in executing over 150 murals. All of the murals were custom designed – hand painted works of fine art – acrylic on canvas and installed on location for a variety of clients throughout the USA and Canada. He then retired to focus on personal projects.
One project involved traveling 800kms of mostly back roads from Addis Ababa to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. This is one of the most remote places on earth, and is home to remote tribes of people that have been living the same way for centuries.
Project Remembrance saw Lorimer travelling to Belgium and France for inspiration. This somber series of paintings were based on World War 1. An homage to the brave people who fought.
Brian’s paintings are known for their bold, vivid colors. There is also a way that Brian mixes textures and styles to create an almost collage-like portrait or landscape. This of course makes for a very unique and striking image.
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