I spend a lot of time in our kitchen cooking, being creative with the days menu. So cooking becomes an abstract form using the natural flavours, textures and spices to make a colourful and tasty meal. Abstract art forms do not restrict or confine my emotions, but allows them to flow freely.
The kitchen cabinet doors are a part of this process which allows me to be true to my inner self, and a little pride in what is done.
Photo is © Lailo
Lailo’s Artist Bio
While growing up in Belize, Dorrien Thompson (known in the art world as Lailo) learned to appreciate the culture, customs and foods of the local ethnic groups and the diversity of the nature. At the age of 15, he made his way up to Canada to complete his education.
He now resides on Vancouver Island with his wife and grown family. He lives on a hobby farm situated in Saanichton, raising chickens, goats and an organic garden.
Over the years he has travelled, lived and worked in different areas of the world, to list a few, North and Central America, Europe and Australia. All of which have had a large influence on his creative side.
Lailo is a self taught artist, and since retiring from the work force, he now maintains a working studio specializing in abstract art. His preferred medium is liquid oil although from time to time he dabbles in other mediums to satisfy his natural curiosity. His affinity with nature with all it’s colours and forms have influenced his particular originality.
Here are a few examples of Lailo’s work. There is much more at his website.
Blog / Website: Art By Lailo
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