Roseate Spoonbill

"Pole Dancer"
Acrylic on canvas
10"x10"
© Lorraine Ulen
http://lorraine-ulen.com 

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About Lorraine Ulen

Growing up in Connecticut, Lorraine found her passion for art at an early age and has kept it with her ever since. She sketched and painted her way through school and later while raising a family. When she relocated to Clearwater, FL in 1994, her art took on renewed focus and significance. 

Largely self-taught, Lorraine has honed her skills through years of careful observation and rendering, and she has stretched creatively by attending workshops with a number of locally and nationally recognized artists. She enjoys working in several different mediums and finds it difficult to choose one as her favorite. Often working in series, she will create several related pieces that follow a particular idea or genre. Her love of wildlife and nature is frequently represented in her work. She has successfully completed commissions in a wide range of art from portraits to commercial label art, and enjoys the challenge of creating works with a deeply personal meaning for her clients. 

Lorraine works and teaches out of her studio in Clearwater. She is active in the art community and is a member of several local and international art associations. Her award winning art is displayed at shows and venues in Florida, Georgia and Connecticut, and her pieces are in private collections throughout the U.S., Canada Australia and the Untied Kingdom.


Artist Statement: 

“My world is a constant dance – of color, light, texture, form, and the ever-shifting balance between them – that seduces me and compels me to paint. Wildlife artist Robert Bateman's statement, "Art is the celebration of the thing you are painting" resonates with me, as each of my paintings is a celebration of that dance, that balance. It is a visceral connection to the spark of a life or the exploration of the profound beauty in the ordinary. It is an expression of my delight in what I've discovered about the thing I am painting, and an invitation to the viewer to cut in on the dance….”

 

Memberships: 

-Art Trysts – Founding member 
-PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists)- Co-President
-Studio 1212 Art Gallery
-ISAP-Florida (Int'l Soc. of Acrylic Painters – Florida Chapter)
-ISAP – Signature Member
-Florida Watercolor Society
-Dunedin Fine Art Center
-Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
-Miniature Art Society of Florida
-Creative Artists' Guild

Recent Exhibits and Awards: 

– 39th Annual Art Festival Beth-El, (Invitational) Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL, 2014
– 39th Annual International Miniature Art Show Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL, 2014
– 8th Annual ISAP-FL Juried Exhibition Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 2013     
     *ISAP-FL (First Place) Award
-Pinellas Park Art Society Florida and Mayor's Choice Exhibit, 2013     
    *First Place and People's Choice
-7th Annual ISAP-FL Juried Exhibition, November '12 
     *Anti-Pesto and Bright Award for 'Detonate' 
-'Lorrealism: Every Picture Tells a Story' Allegorical works by Lorraine Ulen, Solo Exhibit, Blue Dahlia Marketplace Gallery, Clearwater, FL 2012 
-6th Annual ISAP-FL Juried Exhibition, November '11 
-'Abstract & Allegory: Works by Donna Frost and Lorraine Ulen', Stirling Art Studios & Gallery, Dunedin, FL, November 2011 
-PAVA Annual Members' Exhibit, Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, October 2011 
     *Honorable Mention for 'Bruce's Onions' 
-Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL: Art Trysts Exhibit, March – May 2011 
-2010 Florida Watercolor Society Juried Non-Signature Member Online Show 
-3rd Annual ISAP Online International Open Juried Exhibition, November '10 
     *Honorable Mention for 'Blues' 
-5th Annual ISAP-FL Juried Exhibition, December '10 
     *AOE Merchandise/Certificate Award for 'Blues' 
-Studio 1212 Art Gallery, '10-10-10@10' 40th Anniversary Art Show and Boutique 
-39th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Sept- Nov '10 
-Stirling Artists Studios, Dunedin, FL: Studio 1212 Exhibit 'We Are Studio1212', May 2010 
-Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL: Studio 1212 Exhibit, March – May 2010 
-Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 'Phenomenal Women', February – March 2010 
-Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 'Holidays Are For Sharing' December '09 – January '10 
-4th Annual ISAP-Florida Juried Exhibition, November '09, 
     *Erma J. Thomas Memorial Award for 'Tempus Fugit' 
-2nd ISAP Open Online International Juried Show, November '09 
-Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 'Annual Black and White Show', Featured Artist, Oct – Nov '09 
-Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL: PAVA Member's Exhibit, June '09 
-Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 'Another Day in Paradise', Featured Artist, May '09 
-Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL: Studio 1212 Exhibit, March – May '09 
-Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 'Figuratively Speaking', April '09 

Gallery Representation:

Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ


Judging: 
-Largo Art Association Member's Exhibit, October 2010 

 

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