Who We Are

Brian Lorimer

Brian Lorimer is one of Canada’s leading visual artists and muralists.In 1995, he opened Lorimer Studios Inc., which quickly became one of the nation’s most successful mural studios. Lorimer eventually sold his company in order to pursue his interest in fine art painting.

Inspired by his travels, Lorimer has created several painting series that document the lives of people in other parts of the world. After a trip to Asia, he produced City2Sunrise, an eye-opening chronicle of the emotionally troubling reality of Cambodia’s orphaned children. In 2011, Lorimer’s series Omo invited viewers to explore Ethiopia’s remote Omo Valley and to consider its indigenous tribal people, seemingly forgotten by time.

With his new series, Project Remembrance, he has taken a fresh approach to one of the most significant events of the twentieth century, The First World War. Lorimer’s vivid expressionistic paintings describe the extraordinary challenges faced by Canadian soldiers and serve as a reminder to continue to recognize and reflect on the sacrifices our forefathers made in service to king and country.

Joe Santos
Project Coordinator

Joe was the inspiration for the project and continues to be a major source of direction and vision. He has committed tremendous energy to planning and coordinating the group effort which has made Project Remembrance possible. Joe’s involvement is aimed at honouring those that made the ultimate sacrifice and to forever preserve the Canadian character and grit in beautiful works of Art, for the benefit of future generations.

Mr. Santos is a real estate developer in Canada and the USA, CEO of a company which services the ABM Networks for large scale banks, and is a former member of the New York Stock Exchange. Twelve years ago he co-founded King Bay Kids, an outreach homework and sports club program for inner-city youth. “It is important to always be thinking about giving back to the community”

“We have not forgotten.”

HCol Peter Lorimer
Military Liaison and community outreach