Lorraine was born in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe where she spent good part of her early life. Both her parents showed artistic abilities, in particular her father who saw and incouraged her drawing talents from a very young age. He loved Africa and it’s beautiful wild life which meant he and the family would often camp out in the bush to enjoy the natural surroundings. These trips inspired Lorraine’s love of nature.

Having completed a distinction in art and achieving a diploma in Graphic Design Lorraine began her working career as a graphic designer in Advertising and Design agencies, but her love of painting was never far from her heart. This led to a few Portrait commissions, which later developed into paintings and drawings of wildlife, landscapes and still life themes. Works range from realistic to abstract styles.

Lorraine is also in partnership with her husband in their Graphic Design and Advertising company called AsOne Design in Papamoa Beach.