Toronto Abstract Artist, Lori Mirabelli
specializes in large abstract art
Lori Mirabelli is an abstract artist who is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. She studied Psychology and Visual Arts at the University of Laurentian, and even though she wanted to pursue a career in art, she went on to work in the field of child welfare.
Despite her full-time career, she continued to nurture her love of painting and in 2009, decided to relocate to Toronto, Canada to pursue a career as an artist. Currently, Lori resides in her Downtown, Toronto studio-loft. Lori works primarily with acrylic paints on canvas. Her body of work is comprised of strong bold lines and geometric form that is coupled with an emphasis on space. She specializes in large scale abstract paintings for homes, corporate offices, vacation properties and boutique businesses. In a few short years, Lori has grown and evolved as an accomplished artist. Art collectors and dealers who follow her painting career say that Lori’s body of work is always evolving. Her abstract paintings are a refection of her personal thoughts, emotions, struggles, and triumphs. A biographical visual novel perhaps might be a better way of explaining this. With each brush stroke she releases a part of herself cleaning and purging what is no longer necessary and opening herself up to what should have been.
In the artist’s words:
I continue to manipulate and push the boundaries of paint and mark-making, always seeking a final product that is “complete”. You see the dilemma, right? Is there ever a completed abstract painting? How do I know when the last stroke is the last?
I have always felt a little bit out of place in this world. A mish mash of this…maybe a little of that… and mixed with a whole lot of everything else. But somehow, with every wrong turn I made in my life, I’ve ended up here. And “here”, frankly, is a pretty darn good place to be.
My abstract painting is a riddle that I’m always trying to solve…my quest and longing for that perfect completed piece of art; a metaphor for my entire state of being. I wonder what would happen should I ever paint that perfect piece of artwork…
If you haven’t already been following my journey, join in and let’s see if that metaphorical, perfect abstract painting can be created or maybe it already exists.