Lori Mirabelli is a talented Canadian abstract artist based in Ontario, Canada. We asked Lori a few questions about her art and her journey as an abstract artist so far. Scroll down to read our interview below.
Lori Mirabelli Abstract Artist
How would you describe your artistic style?
What’s the main inspiration for your art?
What is the biggest goal you try to achieve with your art?
Satisfying my need to create and to keep my attention.
What’s your favourite thing about being an abstract artist?
The possibilities are endless.
Why abstract art and not other styles?
Non-representational art make 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 of 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.
What do you love most about abstract art?
Everything!!! It’s Freedom to me.
Do you have any favourite quotes?
Anything is possible don’t think limits – Usain Bolt