A lifelong artist, Lorne has always explored his artistic expression, through different mediums, across different periods of his life; as an accomplished musician, writing, performing and recording his own music and also as a teacher but it is to oil paints that he always returns. Painting pictures that have meaning or memories attached, for Lorne, has the perfect combination of aesthetic impact and emotional effect. The vibrant permanence of oil paint and the versatility of brushes and palette knives allows him to connect with the subject and the ability to convey a feeling rather than just an image on the canvas. Lorne’s artistic output evolves and changes over time however his style does not attach to one single genre. He enjoys the workability of traditional oil paints and often could be working on a painting of an English landscape while at the same time creating a large abstract piece as a commission. Every painting is a journey for Lorne, the production of artwork and self-expression he considers, ‘an itch that must be scratched’ so the dedication to spend time, in conveying his work to canvas, comes naturally. Living and working in the South Downs National Park, Lorne draws inspiration from the beauty of the Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex countryside and is a member of Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society.
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