Drawn to the arts since a young child, Lorraine began her creative journey as a stage performer in New York City. She credits her early theatrical experience with providing her the ongoing inspiration and encouragement to enable her to evolve into the artist she is today.
By the time her fine art career began in the early 1990's, she had garnered impressive credentials for her multi-faceted creative abilities. Lorraine's diverse artistic style represents a blend of her expertise in fine art, graphic design, photography and the written word. Her paintings, produced on wood panel, span everything from colorful, figurative and abstract whimsical works to provocative, edgy, mixed media art. The assemblage style works incorporate her original photography, vintage jewelry and poetry with painting and drawing. Images are sometimes manipulated to add another layer of interest.
A native New Yorker, she enjoyed experiencing the city for its edgy quality, which is reflected in some of her artwork. It was in NYC, that she initially worked on creative projects as a photo stylist with established advertising/film production professionals. In 1984, she co-founded d'lor, inc., a graphic design/PR firm in Orlando, earning recognition for her ability to integrate fine art into commercial applications. She loved blurring the boundaries between fine/commercial art, frequently incorporating photography, painting and drawing into client projects.
A recent accomplishment included her role as the primary building artist for NuRiver Landing, a 409-unit, $200M, 25-story, luxury, riverfront condo located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In 2007, Lorraine participated in an art event that was held in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach and did so as well in 2006. In 2007, she was featured in solo exhibitions with three reputable galleries, two in Miami and one in New Orleans.
Additional career highlights include a 1999 commission by visionary developer Phil Rampy, to create an extensive fine/graphic arts program for the Eo Inn, an urban B&B in downtown Orlando. In 1996, Lorraine was featured as one of 12 American female artists in an exhibition at the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris. She was chosen to participate in the nationally-acclaimed "Artist in Residence" Program at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach with internationally renowned painter, David Salle, in 1995.
She earned her BA in Education from Queens College (City University of New York), with a minor in Music History.