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Known for her bold and bright contemporary paintings, Lorraine Germaine is an artist who is inspired by colour. Admirers enjoy her unique use of saturated watercolour paints creating “colors that sing”. She enjoys how the interplay of colour can be used to convey differing moods and that geometric shapes can convey similarities. Lorraine recognizes that “The world is made up of a mass of similar geometric shapes only differing in their arrangements and colours. To exaggerate this aspect through the use of saturated colour and simple lined shapes is both fun and meditative.” For many years she painted representational art in an impressionist/expressionist style of painting. However, she found that even though she enjoyed painting in this style to be rewarding, it wasn’t giving her the creative freedom she was longing for. She wanted to create art that gave her freedom from the rules and constraints of traditionally styled artwork while still being representational in form. Taking inspiration from artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, she began to paint in an expressionist style with a touch of surrealism. The drawing is simple, angular and defined. The colours are saturated, bright, layered and bold. The characters who show up in her work either escape from her imagination or reappear from her real life experiences. She graduated from the Academy of Realist Art in Edmonton, Canada 'with distinction' in 2005 and has how been practicing Art for over 15 years. Lorraine has been an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 2016 and her art has been exhibited in numerous galleries in both Canada, the United States and Europe.

Germaine, Lorraine

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  Germaine, Lorraine

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   https://www.lorrainegermaineart.com/

  Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Samples of my work

Artist Statement

"By nature I am an instinctive painter. A couple of sketches in and I am ready to paint. For many years I painted representational art in an impressionist/expressionist style of painting. However, I found that even though I enjoyed painting people, animals and landscapes in this style to be rewarding, it wasn’t giving me the creative freedom I was longing for. I wanted to create art that gave me freedom from the rules and constraints of traditionally styled artwork while still being representational in form. So, taking inspiration from artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, I began to paint in an expressionist style with a touch of surrealism. The drawing is simple, angular and defined. The colours are saturated, bright, layered and bold. For me it is freeing. It is fun. It is happiness. The characters who show up in my art either escape from my imagination or reappear from my real-life experiences."

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