Lorraine originally trained as a pharmacist and discovered an interest in art later on in life. After studying sculpture part-time for seven years, she was offered a place on a Fine Art degree course at University of Hertfordshire, and followed this with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Digital and Business skills.
Lorraine developed a particular fascination for the uncanny and deceptive nature of trompe l’oeil and the visually ‘impossible’. Initial inspiration is often sourced through photography and sketching and recurring themes often reference mathematical formulae, polaric systems that occur in nature, and the duality of positive and negative space expressed as the co-existence of form and void. Many of Lorraine’s original works were smaller, figurative pieces, and these gradually evolved into larger, more loosely-styled organic forms. These abstract forms are produced in a variety of materials ranging from resins, mixed media, stone, steel and bronze. She has exhibited in galleries and group shows within the UK and Europe, and has undertaken commissions for a Crest Nicholson housing development and a London park.
Lorraine has recently been made an Associate member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Lorraine lives in London
Tel: 07770 965777
e-mail: Lorraine Benton A.R.B.S.