About

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Artists Statement

Lynda Lorraine is an Artist specialising in portraiture, figurative, landscape and movement works.

CREATE a self-sustaining visual art practice and facilitate artistic development at a high level
BUILD mentoring, teaching, discussion and awareness of the subjects and disciplines I explore
MAKE a cultural contribution to the artistic landscape of the UK and beyond

In her portraiture work Lynda Lorraine paints from life over a few sittings. The artist is happy to travel to sittings and is working on getting a permanent studio in the future to accommodate visitors for sittings as well.

Lorraine also loves painting and creating pieces encompassing nudes, dance forms, cultural diversity, landscapes, cityscapes and living culture. Lorraine is greatly inspired by the wide variety of spaces we occupy and especially likes to capture the body, movement, atmosphere and spaces we inhabit in work and play. London and its surroundings as well as occasional travel provides an abundance of subjects to observe for her work, and a great variety of texture and light.

Biographical Details

Lynda Lorraine was born in Surrey in 1978 and is of Filipino and English descent. At the age of eighteen, she left home to pursue photography and fine art training first in Hertfordshire and then fashion design at London College of Fashion and then Central Saint Martins under Louise Wilson in London. Her two dissertations, one exploring the relationships our bodies have with the architectural spaces we occupy every day and the second exploring sculptural beauty in couture and high fashion history in a contemporary context were both clear foundations to her later work. After completing her art school training in fashion, Lorraine maintained a connection with the art world with life drawing at the Royal Drawing School. After a successful career in fashion, photography and web design it was always an ambition to develop her artistic talent. In recent years she decided to actively pursue art as a versatile and largely self-taught artist. The artist has participated in many exhibitions as well as solo shows in London. Lorraine still lives in the capital; her time is spent completing portraiture, landscape and movement works as well as teaching and supporting media, communications and strategic development for Technical Services at Royal College of Art.

Commission Price Guide

Oil
20 x 16 inches £1,500
24 x 20 inches £2,000
30 x 25 inches £3,000
36 x 28 inches £3,500
40 x 30 inches £4,000
50 x 40 inches £5,000
60 x 40 inches £7,500
Drawing
20 x 16 inches £600
24 x 20 inches £750
30 x 25 inches £1,250
36 x 28 inches £2,000
40 x 30 inches £3,250
50 x 40 inches £3,500
60 x 40 inches £3,750
Pastel
20 x 16 inches £1,500
24 x 20 inches £1,750
30 x 25 inches £2,500
36 x 28 inches £3,000
40 x 30 inches £3,250
50 x 40 inches £3,500
60 x 40 inches £3,750

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait (head & shoulders, three quarter or full length). Frame, travel and accommodation expenses, and VAT are not included. For special projects, groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

A non-refundable deposit of 35% is payable when the commission is agreed with the balance due upon completion.

Method of Working

‘I paint from life and like one or two sittings for single portraits and up to 10 for group portraits. I take a lot of my own photographs for photographic reference together with actual sittings to complete your commission, but do not work from other people’s images. I am very happy to travel both nationally and internationally to my sitters. I am not currently registered for VAT.’

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