The Artist's Wall: Lori DuBois

Dear Friends,

This week I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite abstract artists and I feel so fortunate to share her thoughts and beautiful creations with you. I love the way her artwork makes me feel. After you read, let's talk, tell me.. How does it make you feel? What emotions does it evoke from your experience?

I have a deep attraction to abstract art that passionately plays with movement, powerful colors, and the energy of timeless elements. This is exactly what Lori DuBois brings to her artwork. One of my muses and sources of inspiration is nature, and this is a common love shared between the artist and myself.

When I first saw Michael, Winds of Reason, and Merlot, I felt her artistic soul transcending through the canvas, melting the paint like multicolored wax and allowing them to come together in harmony. I could immediately sense her creative spirit playing in a realm of freedom, where artistic flow allowed a perfect balance between power and elegance. Her seascapes and abstract work visually show us how nature can be delicate and powerful at the same time.

I believe that the greatest part of observing works of art is trying to interpret the reasoning behind every stroke, chosen medium and color. Let's explore DuBoi's love affair with art and how she expresses herself on every canvas.

Lori, what are your thoughts on creative flow?

"To my canvas I relinquish all control in anticipation of a spontaneous transformation which assumes it's own identity. As I am engaged by the sweep of the brush, I am without sense of time or the world, as I know it. Each work a testament to imagination"

Could you tell us more about your creative process?

"Style and color spectrums are spontaneous and reflect passion for the freedom of creative response. I never know which direction the painting will take until it begins to take form and assume personality. Within each passage the intent is to engage emotion, curiosity and perspective"

What is your inspiration and how does the Reign of Camelot influence your work?

"I am drawn to the forces of strength and charm which exist in timeless connection within the world we know and the one imagined. My passion and artistic latitude reflect the influence of the reign of Camelot, depicting the timeless epitome of style, grace and intrigue. Similar to Arthur’s fabulous world in Camelot, every canvas serves less as a literal place, but more as a timeless universe bearing adventure and opportunity for personal interpretation."

Thank you Lori for sharing your work and creative process with us!

For more information on her artwork or direct contact please visit Lori Dubois- Camelot Art 

Thank you for reading and subscribing!

Art, Peace, & Love <3

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Create Now. All We Ever Have Is Now.

The act of creating is constant --it flows like a river through the ocean of our soul and ponds of imagination. Thoughts are like ripples on the water, you throw a rock (an idea) and then one leads to the other and the other. It is something we cannot stop; concentrated thoughts, moments of bliss.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are
— Theodore Roosevelt

When I was doing conceptual work for an advertising class, my mind could not stop brainstorming ideas for new commercials and print ads. Once my instructors gave the product's name, my mind started to explode with splashes of colorful ideas and to explore unlimited possibilities of what could be done. What boggled my mind was that we didn't need special software to visually present our ideas. We weren't even allowed to do collages out of magazines to express the concept for the ads. The only things we needed were: our creative minds, a blank piece of paper, and a black Sharpie. Oh, and some research. 

Every time I had an idea I was often at an inconvenient time. I was either working, in class, or at a job interview. On a subway full of people, running or in the middle of a conversation. But no matter where I was, I found myself doodling on napkins, coffee cups, the back of receipts, or drawing on my phone app. I started keeping notes when I didn't have the time to draw and I was constantly recording my inspiration wherever I was and however I could.

At the end everyone's doodles weren't artistic master pieces, though I did try to make mine visually appealing because those traces of black marker represented me. Some people turned in assignments with stick figures, but their ideas were so creative that they got to stay on the wall the whole semester as examples. This is a constant reminder that simplicity can be powerful.

So this leads back to Teddy's words of wisdom. We don't need special equipment or to find ourselves in the perfect time to begin creating what it is we have in mind. If our spirit is calling us to create, to express ourselves, I believe it is our duty to do so..wherever we are, with whatever tools we have available. It's easy to make excuses but the reward of creating something is greater and healing to the soul.  And well my friends, this life lesson can transfer to so many things we want to do in life, not only in making art. It can be valuable in starting a business, developing ourselves, learning or trying new things, and stepping out of our comfort zones. It only takes one step at a time.

Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible
— Doris Lessing

New Illustration "La Geisha" 

I was inspired by the beauty of Japan and my soul called me to create this illustration of a geisha while I was in the Metro North train ride to New York City. Here is what I came up with. 

geisha illustration

For more, visit my Illustrations page.

Thank you for stopping by and subscribing!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner