"My work is a dialogue between the intimate objects I paint and the space they occupy...
...one informing the other."

Lorraine Wake

The act of painting for me is one of play and contemplation.

As the painting develops the composition becomes like a stage set arousing curiosity and inviting questions about what may have happened or what is about to begin. The layered surfaces reveal the process of applied oil paint which hold history, time and memory.

I paint everyday objects, beds, chairs, cabinets, fundamental to daily life. The flowers and "Illusory Landscapes" are a natural progression from the "interiors" where colour evokes a dreamy, poetic and quiet place in which one can get lost.

A true reverie.

Lorraine Wake Portrait

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Conquest House Gallery, Canterbury, Kent
2013 Caxton Contemporary
2012 McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming Surrey
2011 Caxton Contemporary
2009 Jenny Granger Gallery, Whitstable, Kent

Awards

2002 Elmhurst Grant Fellowship
  Three months Art Residency in North Africa

Education

2002 Teaching post at the American School of Marrakech (part-time)
2001 Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (1 year)
1996-2001 Falmouth College of Art BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree
1995 Kent Institute of Art & Design
1994 West Kent College

Exhibitions

2017 Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Junction Gallery, Oxford
2016 Conquest House Gallery, Canterbury, Kent
2016 Caxton Contemporary, Whitstable, Kent
2015 The Junction Gallery. Oxford
  Foss Fine Art. London
2014 Josie Eastwood Fine Art. Winchester
  Cube gallery Affordable Art Fair. Battersea, London
  Foss Fine Art. Aldeburgh, Sussex
2013 Foss Fine Art Christmas Show
  The Cube Gallery London & Bristol, Affordable Art Fair Battersea
  Chelsea Art Fair London, McAllister Thomas Fine Art
  Foss Fine Art
  Quidditty Fine Art, Hampshire
2012 McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming, Surrey
2011 Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2010 Caxton Contemporary, Whitstable, Kent
2008 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London – Jenny Granger Gallery
2007 Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
  Cadogan Contemporary, London
2006 Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2005 The Blue Monkey, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
2004 The Blue Monkey, Padstow, Cornwall
  Open Studio (South-West) 2004
2003 Cornerstone Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
  Emerging Young Artists 2003: Birmingham
  The Blue Monkey, Padstow, Cornwall
2002 ArtActs: Edging Difference. St Morran Church, Lamorran, Truro
  Five Women Artists: Marrakech, Morocco
2001 Open Studios (South West) 2001
  Cornerstone Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall
2000 Open Studios (South West) 2000
  Market Street Mews Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall
  Group Exhibition: 'First Collective'
1999 International Group Exhibition: 'The Door into Eleven Worlds'
  The Yard Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Lorraine Wake's Studio

Contact Lorraine

Please call 07866 326 769.

You can also email Lorraine at lorrainewake@hotmail.com.

Studio visits available.

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