Lorraine Roberts

Fine Art

About

Lorraine Roberts loves the luminous quality of soft pastels which capture the colour and light of the moment with vibrancy. Lorraine is an active member of the Pastel Artists of Canada (PAC).

Since early childhood Lorraine has always expressed herself with artistic endeavors: pottery, stained glass, papier mache, copper enameling, mono-printing, batik, music, photography, and garden design. Drawing and painting in all different styles and mediums from pen and ink, charcoal, acrylic, oil, watercolour and soft pastels.

In her late teens, she was creating large, abstract, 3 dimensional, papier mache, acrylic paintings that were rented to corporations through Arts Etobicoke (Ontario). At the end of high school, she received an Award of Excellence in Art Scholarship.

In her early 20’s she was teaching adults painting and drawing at night school.

She was an accomplished flutist and composer for over 20 years. Music led to meeting her talented husband, Robert at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Together they performed at thousands of events and recorded 4 instrumental music CDs that feature flute and guitar with an acoustic ensemble.

Moving to rural Caledon, Ontario in 1999 had sparked an interest in gardening which eventually led to the creation of Plant Paradise Country Gardens, an award-winning organic perennial nursery and 24 acre botanical garden.

Lorraine is the author and photographer of two gardening books: A Recipe for Continuous Bloom (sold out) and Spectacular Plant Combinations for the Perennial Garden.

When not painting Lorraine can be found enjoying nature’s beauty.