Born Dublin, Clontarf – a while back. After living in the Isle of Man for 14 years, Lorraine returned to settle in Carlow, the land of her ancestors, where she paints and teaches from her home studio. In 2013, she received a bursary from Artlinks to guide her practice. In 2014, she was invited to exhibit a themed solo show by Carlow Arts Festival which was a great success and the beginning of a busy career. She has since had work selected by the OPW and commissioned by the Semi state body Teagasc and has recently had her work recognised by, and invited to become a member of The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland who were impressed by her new Genuine Gold Leaf work. These Gold Leaf pieces are based on the old negative film roll and she uses this idea to strip back unnecessary elements to showcase iconic landmarks and buildings. She may be the only artist to use the gold leaf in this way. In other work, she paints with oils, worked in buttery layers or glazing, and often using methods to create under-painted textural effects. Her work continually evolves combining contemporary art guided by traditional approaches. She is influenced by the impressionists like Monet and Vincent Van Gogh and Turner's mastery of illustration and atmosphere and takes inspiration from her natural surroundings finding it in form, colour, reflections, light, shadow and daily interactions.
Memberships; Visual Artists Ireland, The Design and Craft Council of Ireland, Artlinks Southeast, Southeast Plein Air.
Teaching: Red Apple Arts owner/teacher, Carlow and Kilkenny Education and Training Board.
Solo Shows and Exhibitions
Aug 2019 4 Days only Red Stables, St. Anne's Pk, Clontarf Dublin 3 (22-25th Aug)
July 2019 4 Days only Red Stables, St. Anne's Pk, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Nov 2018 Art Source RDS, Dublin 4 - Stand A40
June 2018 Return to Roots Red Stables Market Gallery, Clontarf, Dubin 3
May 2018 Love Your Home City West Convention Centre, Dublin 12th and 13th May
April 2018 Spring Selection Red Stables Market Gallery, Clontarf Dublin 3
Nov 2017 RDS Art Source Stand A92, RDS Main Hall, Dublin
Sept 2017 Seas and Scenes of Dublin Bay The Red Stables Market, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
Aug 2017 The Fenlon Gallery Pop up Gallery, Fairgreen SC, Carlow
July 2017 Creations on Canvas Carlow Co. Library, Tullow St., Carlow
May 2016 Art Loft Stand F24 RDS,House Event's 2nd Show
Nov 2016 RDS Art Source 2016 Stand A91, RDS Main Hall, Balsbridge, Dublin
Sept 2016 Culture week selection Castledermot Library, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
Aug 2016 Selected works Loughboy Library, Kilkenny
July 2016 A Brush with Summer Carlow County Library, Exhibition and curated Children's art
May 2016 Art Loft Stand F10 RDS, House Event Debut Show
Dec 2015 Winter Warmth Lennon's Visual, College St., Carlow
Nov 2015 RDS Art Source Stand 76
Sept 2015 Fruits of Land and Sea The Leinster Gallery, 27 Sth Frederick St. Dublin
June 2015 Picture Book Carlow County Library Exhibition and Masterclass
Nov 2014 RDS Art Source Stand 89 - Featured Artist
June 2014 The Market Gallery Carlow Arts Festival Solo pop up Gallery
Projects, Public Commissions and awards
Mar-April 19 Paint trompe l'oeil mural in Oak Park Stately House commissioned by Teagasc.
July -Nov 18 Goal - What on Earth Charity Event round Ireland. Painted Globe
March 2016 Michelle, The Healing Hare – Hares on the March Project for Jack and Jill Foundation
June 2015: Portraits for the Post Office -Selected work by OPW, GPO, CAF and Carlow Co. Co. panel.
August 2013 Arthur Guinness Projects/Arts: ‘HOPESEATS' (design for community sculpture)
July 2013 Bursary mentorship for artists practice from Artlinks SE.
Gallery 1608, Bushmills, Co. Antrim.
Denis Collins Gallery, 3 Lower Rowe St., Wexford
Rosslare Gallery, Strand Rd, Wexford
Carlow Made, Tullow St., Carlow.
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