Lorraine Thorne

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The majority of my paintings are abstacted images that are reminiscent of landscape, with implied perspectives and blurred distinctions. Some pieces have photographic images transferred into them, which are obscured so that they remain a fleeting notion within an imaginery landscape. Colour is a powerful element that i aim to use to take the viewer on a journey through the landscape and tanscend the expected. The spiritual quality of colour for me is an ongoing pursuit. I paint onto a gesso ground, a surface which has been used for over 500 years .I'ts manipulative surface can be textured,engraved or polished to a marble-like finish. Once it is sealed i build layers of rich oil colour onto it . The finished pieces are usually hung without framing as they are rigid supports with 2" painted sides.
C. V.
Jan 03 - Work on Paper, Royal College of Art, London.
Nov 02 - Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, Twickenham .
Oct 02 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London
Nov 01 - Fenny Lodge Gallery, Milton Keynes.
Oct 01 - Affordable Art Fair ,Battersea Park , London
2000 - Karen Taylor Contemporary Art - Kyros, Milton keynes . (following corporate commission) - The Place , Letchworth, Herts. - Contemporary Art Holdings, Cirencester.
1999 - Centro D'arte Dedalo Italy (3months working on location) - Inde Gallery, Nottingham.
1998 Joint International Exhibition, Kaunas, Lithuania. - Open print show, Letchworth, Herts.
1993 - Artist in Residence, Saint Joan of Arc School ,Rickmansworth
1989 - London Contemporary Art and Design Fair
Ongoing representation Karen Taylor Contemporary Art - Fenny Lodge Gallery
New Gallery that shows my work : Red Gallery, Marlowe and Thame
Career in teaching Art and Design in Secondary education, Higher education, Adult workshops. 1985 - 1998
Work in private collections: U.K , Iceland, Lithuania, France, U.S.A.