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. He is well known for his Canadian landscapes, as well as several series he has created based on journeys and explorations that have impacted him in significant ways.
“Cultural preservation against the incursion of modern society is the predominant theme in my work. Through a contemporary lens I search for world defining moments; unique, vibrant cultures; tales of survival and tenebrous off-grid locations that ignite us to take pause for reflection so as to temper the modern shift.”