Our Featured Member: Loraine Wellman!
Loraine Wellman lives, gardens and paints in Richmond, B.C.
Loraine has studied art ever since she was a child and was recommended to classes at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She had a wonderful immersion in classical art training at Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University). Loraine then attended the University of British Columbia, earned a B.Ed and began teaching as an art specialist.
Later, while raising a family, she did extensive work in fabric arts and had many designs printed in American magazines. She also took further drawing and painting classes at Douglas and Kwantlen Colleges and studied portrait painting with Geoffrey Traunter. An interest in dolls and historical fashion resulted in Loraine being a paper doll artist for the Canadian Doll Journal from 1994 through 1998.
Loraine has now returned to painting with a passion. She paints many subjects, building her acrylic on canvas paintings layer by layer to create a vibrancy of colour and a sense of light.
Loraine's paintings are in collections in Canada, USA, Europe and Taiwan.
She has paintings on permanent display in Richmond Hospital, the President's Office of Royal Roads University and the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre "Oseradok", Winnipeg.
Loraine is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vice-President of Richmond Artists Guild, regular participant in a life drawing group and paints outdoors with Men in Hats. Loraine has a blog and shows work on her website - www.lorainewellman.com . .
This placement reminded me of the Bungai Terung (eggplant Borneo flower). In Iban tradition, the Bungai Terung is the first tattoo received marking when an individual leaves their home to embark on a journey of knowledge and wisdom. "The tattoo is located on the front of the shoulder (never the chest) to show where ones bag straps lie, to prepare the individual to carry the weight of their own world." .
Thank you @devostate for the good vibes and sitting like a pro always. 🙏🏽
Loving this corner by @anitayokota ❤️❤️❤️ The colours and textures have me inspired. And that cabinet....on the search for something vintage like this!! What's the proper word for it again? Not a cabinet... Something else. Anyways, loving it!
The last few brush strokes.
This is the biggest canvas piece I've ever taken on and it's finally done. A huge thanks to @phranquei for posing and to @deviousbehaviour for taking the pictures that inspired this piece! I literally could not have done this without you. 💙💙💙 This will be on display @pizzeriabarbarella very soon!
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I have been gone for a bit do to work and not wearkn makeup all that much but here is a lip combo I used and loved. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Lipstick- Dreamer @katvondbeauty
Lipstick top coat- Litter @urbandecaycosmetics