Lorraine Brown is a founder member of Platform Art Studios. After completing a degree in Fine Art she has continued to develop her skills in painting, working on the abstraction of form inspired by the natural world, her recent work explores this theme through colour, shadow and relief.
As an artist Lorraine Brown believes the singular most important thing is to accept one’s own way of thinking as true. Acknowledging nature as a constant inspiration, the abstractions which develop in her work are often derived from patterns and repetitions seen there. In her practice, it is not unusual for such ideas and impressions to then naturally develop towards more geometric form when explored further in the studio.
Her main intention when constructing relief works is to intensify form by the manipulation of the colour of shadow. This departure from her usual two dimensional image making process brings with it an ever changing visual experience as the play of light becomes part of the work. The importance of the edge in pictorial space could not be underestimated in the creation of form, defining such things as structure, space, depth and reality.
Colour - or moreover the mood colour conveys - is becoming more important in her work. Via her more recent two dimensional works, she will be exploring colour in depth, with the intention of creating more intense abstract form. Recent work: exploring oil glaze technique in contemporary painting.