About Lorraine Gill
Lorraine Gill was born at Yagoona, Australia outside Sydney, in 1941, and from the age of 15 was winning art scholarships and awards.
As Michael Goedhuis of Studio International observed, Lorraine Gill "embarked with Cartesian rigour on a painting career."
The artist has lived, studied and painted in Spain, England, France, Italy and Australia. Lorraine has also been the subject of chapters in two books devoted to exceptional women, has had a television documentary of her life and work produced by the BBC, and appeared with Henry Moore in a feature one-hour BBC television documentary on the work of Cezanne.
One of Gill's most significant accomplishments was being invited by the Australian Aboriginals to live with them on their settlements as an 'artist in residence'. They befriended and protected her, and knew her affectionately as "that women with them sticks" - her pencils and paint brushes.
For the last 23 years Lorraine has been working on three books and three series of large oil paintings. Two of these series were featured in a major exhibition at the Air Gallery in London 9-20 September 2002.
The first of these, the 'Australian Series', chronicled her journey and travels in the Australian Outback. The second, the 'Kraken Series', featured an exploration of the human subconscious through the metaphor of the Kraken.
Further exhibitions followed at Australia House, London in 2004, and the Henley Festival in 2004.
Following an extended return trip to Australia in 2005, Lorraine continues to work on a series of watercolours inspired by the Australian outback.
Lorraine Gill's work is owned by a growing list of influential international collectors and institutions:
- Prince Philip of Liechtenstein
- Tony Buzan, best-selling international author and speaker
- Raymond Keene OBE, International Chess Grand Master, author and chess correspondent for the Times, International Herald Tribune and Spectator
- Lord Christopher Portman
- Dr Fay Brauer, International Senior Lecturer, Sydney University
- John Berger, Art Critic
- Steve Redgrave OBE, sportsman
- Margaret McCall, producer BBC
- Count Roderick Sangorski
- Lady Granville of Eye
About this website...
This gallery is revolutionary.
We believe this to be the only time that an artist's work has been faithfully reproduced, to the extent that the optical effects, the 'feel' of the canvas reproductions, and the original, individual brush strokes are all true to the original work.
These immaculate paintings are being offered in limited, numbered editions from, 1-250. In view of the incredible sensitivity and precision of the technology applied to these reproductions, each work can be made available in four sizes: original size; half size; quarter size; and miniature. Each of the sizes will be available in limited, numbered editions of 1-250.
By special request, Lorraine Gill will personally add her original signature to the work purchased.
The quality of these reproductions is so profoundly realistic, that the first collectors have each believed, when handed their piece of art, that they were receiving the original! Comments have been wide and varied, from 'Wow!' to 'I can't believe it! It feels as if the paint is still wet!' to a number who have exclaimed 'I have never seen anything like it before.'
Indeed, their first real test was given when Lorraine was handed back her 'original' and thought that it was when it wasn't! That is why she has given permission for her entire collection to be reproduced and offered in this way.
Life may be ephemeral; Lorraine's works are not! Come on into the gallery and enjoy the visual feast!
Join Lorraine in celebrating this historic, revolutionary, artistic launch.