The swirling rhythms, dramatic brushstrokes, glowing colours and bold scale of Toronto-based Erin Loree’s paintings delight the eye and challenge the mind. Loree’s process involves a slow building up and then removal of paint, creating richly layered surfaces that evoke emotional states and psychic spaces. To create her paintings, Loree begins with a layer of transparent acrylic, over which oils are applied, scraped away, then re-applied, using a variety of tools including rags, squeegees, cardboard and brushes. Intention and intuition come together in Loree’s process. A delicate balance is achieved between consideration and spontaneity, resulting in paintings that fully reveal themselves only upon extended viewing. Loree was awarded the 2012 Medal for Drawing and Painting upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has participated in solo and group shows in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, London (U.K.), Brooklyn and San Francisco. In the fall of 2016, she completed the Bill and Isabel Pope Residency in painting at NSCAD in Halifax. Loree’s work has been featured in MOMUS.ca, the Toronto Star, Beautiful Decay and the Huffington Post.