“Art should evoke and stir something inside. That is the sign of a successful piece.” – Lorraine Bell
A self-taught Mixed Media Artist, Lorraine divides her time living between The Cayman Islands and Central Florida. A recent empty nester, she is passionate about sketching, traveling, and writing. She combines all three of these loves to create illustrated art journals bursting with her adventures on the road.
Lorraine is one of the 5 founding members that made up the Collaborative Team of ART TO THE 5TH, a revolutionary group of women that brought together over 13,000 people to create art, inspire and uplift one another. She designed a visual calendar/journal that was the inspiration for The Documented Life Project, a year-long undertaking that encouraged the concept of visual and written chronicles of your daily life. This project was the catalyst for the creative planner and journal movement that is so prevalent today.
Lorraine has been involved in the Art Industry for over 30 years. From creating and selling at craft fairs and exhibitions in her early 20’s, to currently being a noted sketchbook artist and author, she is continually studying art and looking for new ways to expand and improve her creative abilities. Though she teaches through an online platform, Lorraine prefers to be among fellow creatives. “I am most inspired when I am surrounded by artists,” Lorraine says. “There is no more vulnerable feeling than to be in the presence of like-minded people who know the same need to reach deeply inside, grab hold of your soul, and expose it on canvas and paper for all the world to see.”
Lorraine’s Catholic faith keeps her grounded and often inspires her art. She is a lover of all things random, serendipitous and spontaneous. Her studio is anywhere from under an olive tree in Tuscany to a crowded market in istanbul to a pristine fjord in norway. she is constantly in motion, Being an accidental tourist, embracing culture and spreading art everywhere she goes.
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