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“My world is a constant dance of color, light, texture, form, and the ever-shifting balance between them; it seduces me and compels me to paint. Wildlife artist Robert Bateman’s statement, “Art is the celebration of the thing you are painting” resonates with me, as each of my paintings is a celebration of that dance, that balance. It is a visceral connection to the spark of a life or the exploration of the profound beauty in the ordinary. It is an expression of my delight in what I’ve discovered about the thing I am painting, and an invitation to the viewer to cut in on the dance….”
Growing up in Connecticut, Lorraine found her passion for art at an early age and has kept it with her ever since. She sketched and painted her way through school and later while raising a family. She continued to actively create, however when she relocated to Clearwater, FL in 1994 her art took on renewed focus and significance.
Lorraine has honed her skills through years of careful observation and rendering, and she has stretched creatively by attending workshops with a number of locally and nationally recognized artists. She enjoys working in several different mediums and finds it difficult to choose one as her favorite. Often working in series, she will create several related pieces that follow a particular idea or genre. Her love of wildlife and nature is frequently represented in her work. She has successfully completed commissions in a wide range of art from portraits to commercial label art, and enjoys the challenge of creating works with a deeply personal meaning for her clients.
Lorraine works and teaches out of her studio in Clearwater, FL. She is active in the art community and is a member of several local and international art associations, holding Board positions as well as Signature memberships. Her award winning art is displayed at shows and venues in Florida, Georgia and Connecticut, and her pieces are in private collections throughout the U.S., Canada Australia and the Untied Kingdom. Her paintings have been included in several publications including “Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks”, “AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs”, and “AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values”.
A full bio as well as other artworks can be found on Lorraine’s website: lorraine-ulen.com.