Current Exhibit Artist Statements

Lorraine Whitt

Same Difference

(Celebrating the first and second time around.)




Artist Statement:
I’m awake in the middle of the night thinking about my new exhibition and how to explain it. The idea, “Similar, but different “ comes to my mind.  Why? I often jump around from idea to idea. I could be working on a painting when a thought for a new subject pops in my head. I think to myself, “I’ll just take a quick break to get the new one started.” But, now I’m in the middle of another painting. I find myself constantly circling around between all of them, again and again, until eventually I have one finished.
I usually have several paintings that I’m in the middle of...at varying degrees of doneness. I really miss them when they’re completed, which is why I will tend to do another with the same look or feel. Hence the title, “Same Difference”. I thought it would be fun to share some of the first and second attempts....together.

My inspiration comes from interactions with people or random objects that I see. They are ideas that I think will be cool and can’t wait to create and share.

Clowns
Guitars
Cards
Ships
Sunglasses
Buildings

I love to add texture and layers, adding hidden meaning and confusing objects with things that are not obvious or are slightly “off”.  I like when a painting can make you think and wonder.

I hope you enjoy my show.

Lorraine Whitt