Lorraine’s work is reflective of my character: inquisitive, contemplative, and fanciful. The drawings, paintings, combined media and assemblages range from realism to total abstraction. Her preferred medium is acrylic which allows for quick changes. She applies layers of thick and thin color which are washed, scumbled, dripped, spaddered, scratched in or wiped out over flat or textured surfaces, using brushes, paper towels, sticks and even her fingers. Her combined media artwork often contains found objects giving the artwork a sense of history and mystery.
Lorraine’s San Diego history started with her grandmother’s arrival in 1905. As a self-taught artist, her creativity goes back to her earliest recollections of childhood. Creating art has been the artist’s life-long desire and most rewarding endeavor. Her artistic influences began with the Impressionists and expanded to contemporary artists such as Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Burridge, Jenny Saville and Iryna Yermalova. Her passion for the human form started when she took her first figure drawing class in high school.
She has exhibited and received several awards for her work from various San Diego venues including the San Diego County Fair, Escondido Arts Partnership, Hearth Gallery and Robert Burridge Competitions. In 2017 she was awarded “First Place – Original Fashion Design” for the Recycled Art & Fashion Show in Temecula. She was accepted in the prestigious “50 to Watch” exhibition at The Studio Door in San Diego in 2018. In 2021 she was asked to be the Featured Artist at Ashton Gallery. With a sketch book always with her she has filled several with humanity’s diversity, capturing its myriad guises and drama of fleeting moments and impressions in just a few lines.
25 September – 22 October 2021.
Reception will be held 25 September 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA