Fine Art since 1990
55 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI 02840
(401) 849-9166

Lorraine Bromley

Watercolor touched me early and deeply in my career as a Graphic Designer and Fine Artist. The fundamentals charm and intoxicate me: design, composition, relationships between elements, color and watercolors’ characteristics. I capture design components in nature as well as architectural patterns. These fragments and views are lodged in my imagination during my travels around the world: the botanicals, the cloud forests, the jungles in Costa Rica; the architecture in Europe; and sometimes the daily mundane all around us. Butterflies, ancient landscapes, stone houses, fences, shapes of leaves, and flora of all kinds. These myriad snippets of interest ricochet off each other in my mind and at times combine in fun ways to produce complex convergences or distill down to clean forms, and calligraphy of whimsy. A limitless passion to experiment pushes me to challenge and combine watercolor into mixed media and monotype printmaking. I love to draw with ink and pencil in sketchbooks as well as photograph subjects to note their forms.

Every painting is a journey, one is never like the last. It’s what keeps me coming back for more – playing with the light of the universe.