Lorraine Tuck


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  • La rĂ©sidence des artistes de Queaux
  • Porte Maubec La Rochelle
  • La Galerie Sans Titre
  • shakespeare glass langport



I think of my paintings as personal maps that guide me through the landscape between imagination and reality, in a constant search for 'home'.  Bridging a rural present with an urban past, often looking at the places on the edge of town, once wild, now tamed by our interventions.  The paintings are often layered in the hope they will take root.

Lines as boundaries to contain spaces and line as routes to follow, are important elements in the work.  Each painting begins intuitively, considered decisions coming later.

These observations are possibly just an excuse to swim in the paint, a visceral pleasure so absorbing it can last a lifetime, a huge comfort in a world where one loses so much through ageing.  My wish is that the viewer can take for themselves a little of this pleasure in making.

The paintings are made with whatever serves my immediate purpose, acrylics, oils,inks, housepaint, pastels, lassure, plaster, paper, there is no hierarchy to their use.  Supports are chosen primrily for pragmatic reasons, mainly canvas, old linen sheets or paper.





















 A London childhood, years as an Antiques dealer, a life lived between rural France and South West England; all this goes into the mix, to make me and to make my art.

Exhibition History

July 2014La Residence des Artistes Queaux
June 2014Les Nouvelles metamorphoses La Mothe st Heray
April 2014Rencontres des Artistes Montmorillon
April 2014Galerie de la Tour Civray, invitee d'honneur
7 sept 2013EXpo SENS Couhe
30 march 201315th Rencontres des Artistes Montmorillon France
June 2012ThirtyEight Plymouth University BA Fine Art Degree Show at Somerset College
June 2012Brewhouse Theatre Gallery
Taunton Somerset
May 2011Multi-collared, Plymouth University 2nd yr BA fine art exhibition, Taunton Somerset
September 2010SW Academy of Fine & applied Arts Open exhibition
February 2009Ruby Country initiative - Art Expo, Holsworthy Devon