About Lorraine

Curriculum Vitae | Care of Textile Art

LRoy at sewing machine

     Like many women of my generation, I was introduced to the fabric arts at the earliest opportunity, at my mother’s knee with a needle and thread. This was the start of a long creative journey that led to a full time career in art textiles. I have been working as a professional artist in the textile medium since the mid 1980's.

     For my formal education, I earned a BSc in Agriculture, Majoring in Ornamental Horticulture, and have been studying developments in tree research since graduating in 1978. In my work I draw upon my background in science to create images in fabric which evoke the strong connection I feel with the natural world. Most of my wall pieces are inspired by the biology, mythology and symbolism of trees, classic emblems of the communion of earth and spirit.

     I create my wall hangings and framed textiles using raw edge machine appliqué techniques and embroidery, using an old light industrial Bernina.

     On a half-acre of property on the Niagara escarpment, I have a self standing studio and gallery surrounded by natural and herb gardens. I participate in local open studio events, and visitors are also welcome by appointment. You can also see my work at any of my representing galleries. My Facebook Page is the best way to keep up with all the latest news.

     For more information about the historic Dundas Valley with its charming shops and restaurants and its extensive nature trail system, click HERE.

     Here's an interview for the Inspirational Artists Series at the School of Stitched Textiles, Lancashire, England, that answers a few more questions about my work and inspiration.