e s s e n c e o f l a n d s c a p e: Paintings of the Chesapeake Bay | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

e s s e n c e o f l a n d s c a p e: Paintings of the Chesapeake Bay

Martino Gallery, 2nd floor


Artist Statement

Born in Canada, but an Annapolis, MD resident for more than 20 years, Lorraine Ellerson is an artist and interior designer. 

As reflected in her portfolio, Lorraine's work aesthetic is subtle color relationships in oil at a large scale.  She has always been fascinated with Paul Cezanne's philosophy that nature can be distilled into three basic shapes, "the cylinder, sphere and cone." As a landscape artist, Lorraine tries to begin her work with this simplistic filter. While she draws inspiration from a variety of sources - modern architecture, couture fashion and Asian photography, once she picks up her brush, these ideas are distilled down into merely shapes and colors, which then serve as a creative roadmap for the piece.

Lorraine is a member of Maryland Federation of Art and a founding member of the Annapolis Art Between the Creeks group exhibit show, which has been a staple in the community for more than ten years. Until recently, she served as a Maryland Hall Artist-in-Residence, a competitive three year program, which provides studio space and creative opportunities for those selected.