Lorraine Christie was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has lived in the U.S since 1994 and now resides in Greater Atlanta, Georgia.
Though classically trained in London she prefers to be known as “self taught”. Her style and approach to her craft is constantly evolving. She feels more comfortable now to explore and express inner thoughts as well as the world around her. Furthermore, she now feels more joy and sense of fulfillment from the viewer feeling emotion or left questioning the content of the piece, perhaps with room for personal reflection.
Lorraine Christie is involved in a series of incredible works where she explores human interaction and love. However, the Artist is very closed as to whether these paintings contain any personal or autobiographical element.
Lorraine Christie has had many successful shows throughout the world, including frequent exhibitions in London’s prestigious Mayfair district and numerous sell-out exhibitions in the U.S.A.
The body of her work is represented by Huff-Harrington Fine Art in Atlanta GA, and Gallery Elite, Carmel, CA.
Huff-Harrington Fine Art continue to have major success with her works with rave reviews in American Art Collector and Décor Magazine. Examples of her paintings have appeared several times on the cover of Atlanta Museum and Gallery Guide and her fine paintings in oil hang in the collections of many high profile clients.
If asked, she will explain that her inspiration is formed around observation of human emotion and a mix of extensive travel in which classical, or modern architecture can form the backdrop for the ‘stage’.
People caught in the rain, a look, longing……a shock of orange, red or gold in the otherwise misty palette lends life to the figures. In all these works, brush and palette knife do not fight, but find their own harmony.
Lorraine Christie has hit upon a theme that seems to strike the chord of emotion in almost everyone who either meets her in person or views one of her distinctive, accomplished paintings.