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. Beginning at an early age in primary school, Lorraine chose to play the trumpet, when only the boys played brass instruments. The youngest and only girl trumpet player in the London Youth Band in the mid 60’s, Lorraine was forging an adventurous and self-propelled creative life.
Lorraine, like her daring watercolours, is defined by her many creative risks. Performing solo at cabarets around the state in her teens, she met her accompaniment bands just moments before she took to the stage. Then, later in life, running her own retail music products business for more than 25 years.
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” 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. Lorraine resides in Goolwa, South Australia where she paints every day and runs regular classes and workshops in her studio.