Lorraine Dey is an Award-winning Artist, creating landscape paintings and "life-like" animal art for over 2 decades.
Her paintings are included in numerous private collections across the U.S.
Lorraine was awarded the 1990 - NJ D.U. "Print of the Year" and NY D.U. "Artist of the Year", with prints of her painting, "Muddy Water Retreat" sponsored by Genesee Brewing Co., In Rochester, NY. She has recently received several honorary awards from “Art and Color 365” Magazine’s monthly International competitions, with her work published in the International Art Magazine. Lorraine is also a juried, Exhibiting Member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ, as well as an active, exhibiting member of the Ocean County Artists Guild in Island Heights, NJ.
Lorraine has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and Canada in various Galleries, Juried Museum Shows and National exhibitions. She has studied with world-renowned artists such as Robert Bateman and John Seerey-Lester, attending lectures and workshops lead by her mentors. Lorraine is a current member of the American Artists Professional League (AAPL), New Jersey Water Color Society (NJWCS), and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS).
In a span of roughly 10 years, Lorraine illustrated over 40 published children's books featuring her stylized animal art.
Prior to that she worked as an Art Director, graphic designer and illustrator, creating professional artwork for companies such as The Federal Reserve Bank, Toyota USA, Central Garden & Pet, Allstate Insurance, and Franco Manufacturing, as well as book illustrations for publishers, Simon & Schuster, Rodale Press and Highlights for Children.
Besides winning several awards from first place to honorable mention at many art exhibitions over the years, Lorraine's book illustrations have also won awards such as a silver "Mom's Choice Award", Gelett Burgess and Independent Publishers Awards. Today Lorraine enjoys creating representational landscapes, seascapes, and animal art, working in Acrylics in her studio or on location, Plein Air. She exhibits her work across the U.S., primarily along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. Lorraine works in her New Jersey studio near the shore when she is not traveling.
My paintings tend to show a “softer side of Acrylics”, working in thinly-applied layers much like watercolors. Finding the “extraordinary in the ordinary”, responding to color and light of a particular moment in time, I am inspired to paint scenes in nature as well as abstract forms of light and shadow on architecture or intriguing objects found along my travels.
I enjoy Plein Air painting on location, and I am convinced this experience has helped tremendously in my studio work, creating representational landscapes and seascapes. My paintings have been described as, “a delicate touch”, “It appears to be lit up”, “emanates light”, and many have said that they feel as if they are standing right there experiencing that moment, at that very time and place. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I notice that a viewer is touched by my painting for the same reasons that inspired me to paint it.
8" x 8"
"Cattus Island Marsh"
12" x 24"
"Sailboat River Cruise"
8" x 8"
6 x 8"
"Early Sunrise KW"
8" x 8"
"Shark River Low Tide"
12 x 24"
"Beyond The Dunes"
11" x 14"
8 x 8"
"Calm Before Dusk"
8 x 8"