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 our complex, intriguing and magical connections 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.

     My wall hangings and framed textiles are created using raw edge machine appliqué techniques and embroidery with an industrial Bernina sewing machine.

     My self standing studio gallery is located on a half-acre property on the Niagara escarpment, and is surrounded by natural and herb gardens. I participate in local art events, and visitors are also welcome by appointment. Please visit my Facebook Page and Instagram for the latest news.