Lorraine Brown has always felt a connection with the art of watercolour. The mediums ability to create unique and unexpected results, its risk and surprise, were special and attractive qualities to the artist; who found risk and surprise at every turn in her creative and professional life.
In 2011 Lorraine took part in her first group (SALA) exhibition selling several paintings giving her confidence to develop further as a full time artist. Lorraine has since exhibited in a variety of Adelaide venues, both independently and in group exhibitions with great success.
Her expressive works are the product of her desire to story tell and to capture the essence of a subject. Working predominantly in watercolour, Lorraine likes to play with creating texture and that something special, taking risks and going anywhere her imagination might take her.
She defines her vivid works as “expressive impressions” a blend of realism and abstraction and is constantly searching for new ways to use her medium
Lorraine’s paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.
She loves to share her techniques and passion for painting in watercolour, her exclusive medium and running classes at Gallery One gives her that opportunity. She has been teaching for about 4 years.
She is basically self-taught, taking occasional workshops with interstate and overseas watercolour artists when they visit SA.
She received awards for her works, the most recent was this year’s 1st prize in The Gully Arts Show – watercolour section and received the Mayors award in the 2019 Watershed Art Prize.