The Great Wide Open – 42″ x 60″- Oil on Canvas
“I’m Still Here” is a collection of paintings where we see Lorimer pushing the boundaries between landscape and abstraction. Creating this series of work only from his imagination, it is quintessentially “Lorimer”, bold, assertive and exploding with colour.
This project is about the environment and the damage done. However, rather than illustrate the scars we’ve inflicted he chooses to show the beauty. Lorimer believes there is hope in nature. He says, “Collectively we need to stop and realize that nature has the power to steer us back on course. Nature has always been our guide and right now she is screaming ‘I’m Still Here’, we just have to listen”.
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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