Loraine Wellman lives, gardens, and paints in Richmond, B.C. Loraine has studied art ever since she was a child and was recommended to classes at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She had a wonderful immersion in classical art training at Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University). Loraine then attended the University of British Columbia, earned a B.Ed and began teaching as an art specialist.
While raising a family, she did extensive work in fabric arts and had many designs printed in American magazines. She also took further drawing and painting classes at Douglas and Kwantlen Colleges and studied portrait painting with Geoffrey Traunter. An interest in dolls and historical fashion resulted in Loraine being a paper doll artist for the Canadian Doll Journal from 1994 through 1998.
Loraine has now returned to painting with a passion. She paints many subjects, building her acrylic on canvas paintings layer by layer to create a vibrancy of colour and a sense of light. Loraine’s paintings are in collections in Canada, USA, Europe and Taiwan. She has paintings on permanent display in Richmond Hospital, the President’s Office of Royal Roads University and the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre “Oseradok”, Winnipeg. Loraine is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vice-President of Richmond Artists Guild, regular participant in a life drawing group and paints outdoors with Men in Hats.