Each wondrous painting by Lori Preusch starts out the same way. With a dream, a vision and a planned escape into that all captivating world of the inner child. But before Lori can open the door to that world, she takes something special from this one. A simple, sable brush. It was never designed for the acrylic paints she uses…let alone the rough canvas that it dances on stroke after stroke. Yet, with it she blends precision with dexterity, which allows her to create the subtle soft tones in a polar bear’s protective embrace or the gleam and light that shines from the rainbow of colors surrounding a child. By carefully layering hue upon hue, Lori begins to build each story as it unfolds before her, letting the paintings become what they want to be. And, by the end of the day, this once soft, silky brush is all frazzled and worn from passionate use. Yet, lying in an old wooden box in the corner of Lori’s studio in another #000 sable brush…just waiting for the day it is chosen to luminate the canvas and bring to life one more treasured memory of a world where anything is possible…and everything is magical.