Updated: Aug 19, 2019
Lorraine in discussion with the Berry Art, Art Director - Celeste Hilmer
How long have you been an artist? 7 years
How did you get involved? Retiring early after selling our musical instrument business of 25 years meant I needed a new challenge and something to keep me occupied. I found my old set of watercolours from when I dabbled back in the early 90’s but was unable to persue because life was just too busy.
Have you entered any competitions or exhibitions? If so which ones. I frequently exhibit both in group shows and have a solo show about once a year. I have received awards including this year the Mayor’s Choice in the 2019 Watershed Art Prize and 1st prize at the Tea Tree Gully Art Show.
What do you love about art? What is your motivation? I have a passion for creating in watercolour. I have used this as my sole medium and even after thousands of brush miles there is so much more to explore. I am motivated by its ability to surprise and when a subject inspires me. I cannot wait to find an exciting way to capture what I see.
How would you describe your style? Expressive Impressions
Who/what are your influences? I admire many watercolourists the world over and have taken workshops with a few international tutors but my style is not influenced by theirs, but I enjoy the opportunity to crate amongst like minded artists.
What are some of your favourite personal works? In an artist’s journey there are always “landmark” works, a change of direction perhaps or stepping up a level. I look back on works I have created and can see which of my paintings mark these milestones.
Creating abstracts in watercolour for a solo show in 2017 was one of those times. Using a 20 layer glazing approach was another.
Thanks to Lorraine - another wonderful Berry artist!