There are so many amazing abstract artists across Canada and we’re excited to introduce you to one of them. We had the chance to connect with Toronto abstract artist Lori Mirabelli and ask her a few questions about her art and her journey as an abstract artist so far. Enjoy!
How would you describe your artistic style?
What’s the main inspiration for your art?
- My imagination
What’s your favourite thing about being an abstract artist?
- The possibilities are endless
Why abstract art and not other mediums? Have you always created abstract art or did you start out creating other styles?
- Non-representational art makes me feel free to explore anything I want; my emotions, colour, texture. I like not being defined and have always been a bit of a rule breaker. This form of creativity also keeps me interested each painting has a life of it’s own and tells me a different story every time.
If you could describe your art in three words, what would they be?
- Large, Bold, Unique
What’s one thing people might not know about you and/or your art journey so far?
- Not only do I dance while I paint, but I also sing….And that doesn’t mean I sing well. I love music and the sound a great voice.
Did you always know you’d be an artist or how has your art journey progressed?
- I always wished I would become an artist but It wasn’t until 2008 that I knew I would become a full-time artist. In 2008 and I finally decided to pursue this dream of becoming a professional full-time artist. Once I put my mind to something, I know I can accomplish my goal. I can be pretty determined and head strong. I had to sacrifice a lot to get where I am today, but I’m so grateful that I did. It’s a pretty cool gig that I get to do what I love everyday.
In your opinion, what’s the most important personal characteristic needed to embark on a career as an artist?
- Thick skinned and determination.
What advice would you give up and coming abstract artists?
- Check out my youtube channel – I give tons of great info on the business side of the art career and my best advice is find your own voice (style). Create something that is unique to you. It takes lots of practise to hone your craft so make sure you paint as much as you can. It’s just as important to work on marketing yourself as well. Don’t forget that they go hand in hand.
Do you have any favourite podcasts or books that you love and that have contributed to your journey as an artist?
- Ittens Colour theory
What’s your most fulfilling and enjoyable experience as an artist so far?
- I have the best boss in the world – me haha. Truthfully being represented by a lovely art gallery in Denmark – Det Er Kunsten
Where do you see yourself and your art in 5 years?
- Living in Almonte, Ontario. I’m building my art studio there in 2022.
What do you love most about abstract art?
- Everything!!! It’s Freedom to me.