LORRAINE MOLINS
Lorraine is a London artist who trained at Chelsea School of Art (B.A Hons) and Goldsmiths College (ATC), University of London. She works from her studio, Acava Studios in Acton, London, W3.
An Arts Council Award winner, and one of the original Wapping artists, Lorraine has exhibited widely in London, Paris and Melbourne. Her work is in private collections and public spaces. She has also executed numerous commissions, for private buyers and for corporate spaces.

Lorraine’s paintings are bold, colourful and mainly abstract, highly suitable for a modern environment. Recent paintings, however, have returned to her figurative roots, with sweeping gestural marks which are her signature.
As a London artist, scale and architecture, influence her work and give the feeling of being small against a landscape of tall buildings.
Her brilliant use of colour and the feeling of movement, suggest a real human experience. Line and space, the feeling of advancing and receding, suggest mood, atmosphere, the environment, human emotion, light and dark.

Her early paintings were figurative, of portraits and people in situations, which then developed into abstraction. Her inspirations were Lautrec. Matisse, Abstract Expressionists & the American colour field artists.
Certain motifs crop up, such as the bending shape – like a simplified human form or a bent branch of a tree.
The work is very physical, and the actual movement of the sweep of painting, plays a big part.
As with commissioned work, Lorraine is inspired by the space, using colour and movement suggested by the environment.

Lorraine has also worked both as an actress, and jazz singer, having written shows and performed live many times. She describes her paintings like sitting in front of a large cinema screen, or experiencing the visual excitement of theatrical lighting, and the varied marks on her work have the feeling of the loudness and softness, the highs and lows - the rhythm of music.