Artist's Statement

I'm a portrait artist originally from London, now living in the upper Swansea Valley. I take my inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelites and the painters of the Renaissance. Skill in drawing, and in the subtle and accurate use of colour, are vital to me as an artist. I want my portraits not only to draw out the essential character of my subjects, but to be appreciated for the quality of line and tone. I want visitors to my exhibitions to feel that the skill of an individual artist in drawing and painting is important.

My portraits are executed in pastel and oil, in a unique hyper-realist style which has been praised by critics, the public, and the sitters themselves. The technique I have developed gives the work an incredibly rich, velvet finish. It also enables me to render accurately the textures of linen, leather, silk, wool, and of course, skin tones and hair.

Please take some time to look at the images on my site. If you want to buy a painting, discuss a commission, or send me feedback, you can email me on lorraine@lorrainesartstudio.co.uk. You can also find me on Facebook

Here's my recently completed commission of Anne-Marie Cross' family. And take a look on the next page at my series Gilded Insects, which is proving very popular.