BRIAN LORIMER is a Canadian artist with an adventurous past. His remarkable paintings of indigenous peoples, war and Canadian landscapes can be found in many corporate collections including the Hard Rock Cafe, Toronto Metro Zoo, Via Rail, Wildhorse Saloon, Canadian Legion, Price Waterhouse Coopers as well as many private collections around the world.
Lorimer was born in 1961 in Belleville, Ontario. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in the early 80’s, became a self-employed illustrator/designer in Toronto in the late 80’s and early 90’s before founding Lorimer Studios in 1996, one of Canada’s pre-eminent mural companies. He closed the doors in 2002 to begin focusing on projects that involved travelling off the beaten path in service to his art. These journeys have taken him from the killing fields of Cambodia and the barren landscape of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia to the bone numbing cold of Cape Dorset in the Canadian arctic.
Recently he created Lorimer Gallery in Charlottetown PEI which has quickly become one of the most successful galleries on the east coast.
Past exhibitions include Landscapes of Solitude (2009) at Gallery Artplus of Belleville, City2Sunrise (2010) at Arthouse Hotel of Sydney, Australia, Omo (2011) at Artspace Oakville, Project Remembrance (2014) at City Hall Toronto, The Shorn Lamb (2016) at Gordon Harrison Gallery, Ottawa. Currently Lorimer’s visually compelling Cape Dorset series is exhibited at Lorimer Gallery of Charlottetown, PEI.