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Lorraine, originally from Co. Armagh has been painting from childhood. Lorraine studied at Belfast University of Ulster and graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and Design.
Since moving to Galway Lorraine has worked extensively as an artist and musician (she also plays the fiddle) and has received many commissions. The focus on 'hands' in this series of work is very much a reflection of her musical experiences. To play an instrument we need our hands and each instrument is distinct in terms of how they are played. Lorraine feels every musician has their own style and way of playing their instrument and her paintings definitely capture this. Lorraine's main inspiration for this exhibition comes from her love of traditional music; it's musicians and the way it is played.
In more recent times her focus has been on more figurative work, especially the female form, which can be seen on her website. Website : www.lorrainefletcher.co.uk