Lorraine, who is funny, smart and self-deprecating – and always the life of the party – has been virtually chained to her easel these last few weeks…and we’re pretty sure her legions of fans and collectors will swoon over these new paintings.
What Are The Chances? 36 x 24 oil on canvas.
Lorraine’s unique appeal comes from her ability to tap into her own emotional reservoir which translates effortlessly and beautifully on the canvas. She weaves together stories of life, love and missed emotional connections and ties it all together neatly with her wonderful titles. And she composes her work playfully: the painting is often not about the most obvious figures on the canvas but rather the more obscure characters often hiding in the backround.
Rhapsody, 24 x 36, oil on canvas. Who is this painting really about? At first glance, you might think it’s about the couple with the red umbrella who are a little to the right of center…but knowing Lorraine playfulness, the hero is probably one of the other characters that make up this intriguing piece.
These paintings exude the gamut of emotions from joy to yearning to love and loss but it’s all done in an elegant and sophisticated way. Her settings all vaguely hint at large cosmopolitan cities such as London, Paris, Rome or New York and we have great fun watching our clients trying to guess the locale of the subject.
Two by the Thames, 24 x 36, oil on canvas. This one is pure Lorraine.
But what resonates throughout Lorraine’s work is her delicate way with emotion, relationships and how fleeting life’s opportunities are.
Table 7, 24 x 36, oil on canvas. This one is so gorgeous – the tension between the two main characters is almost tangible. Is it good tension or bad tension? (Or maybe he’s just checking that she picked up the fries order.)
And did we mention that when Lorraine turns her laser beam focus on a different style of work, the results are just as spectacular?
Reach Inside, 18 x 24, oil on canvas. When Lorraine paints a still life, you can practically taste the fruit. Rich, succulent and absolutely to die for.
We’ll unveil Lorraine’s newest body of work to the public on Friday, November 4th. Lorraine will be here at the gallery and we know it’s going to be a lively and fun night…and one we’ve all been looking forward to. Hope you can join us.