Lorrie Whittington's Profile

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NEWS:
Hi there

I have decided to close this shop.

Thank you to all the people that bought art from me here, and I hope that you will seek me out at my own independent shop and follow me there instead.

http://lorriewhittington.co.uk/shop/

Thank you.
Lorrie x

Hello, I am an artist, illustrator and writer, and I live with my family just outside Chichester in the UK in a busy village surrounded by the South Downs. We live just minutes from the beach, where we spend a lot of our time as a family. We enjoy being able to go to the beach whenever we like, collect shells, stones and swim, so it’s no coincidence that much of my art is…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 5
  • Joined April 13, 2007

Favorite materials

micron pens, isograph pens, water colour paint, acrylic ink, paper, Wacom Bamboo, Illustrator, Photoshop, Canon EOS 550D

About

NEWS:
Hi there

I have decided to close this shop.

Thank you to all the people that bought art from me here, and I hope that you will seek me out at my own independent shop and follow me there instead.

http://lorriewhittington.co.uk/shop/

Thank you.
Lorrie x

Hello, I am an artist, illustrator and writer, and I live with my family just outside Chichester in the UK in a busy village surrounded by the South Downs. We live just minutes from the beach, where we spend a lot of our time as a family. We enjoy being able to go to the beach whenever we like, collect shells, stones and swim, so it’s no coincidence that much of my art is influenced by the sea and nature. However, I love the quirky, different and colourful, including toys and all sorts of bric a brac and ephemera, so am quite likely to be doodling robots and cakes as well as anything else.

I am married to Luke who is an infrastructure specialist in the media industry, and comes from the Cape of South Africa. We have a beautiful daughter named Orla, of whom we are immensely proud.

I originally come from Buckinghamshire, and I went to Amersham College of Art, did my A Levels, a Foundation course in Art and Design and also a Diploma in Art and Design.

I was accepted at East London University, originally to study Fashion and Textile design. I chose this subject as I had an interest in vintage couture, and my Grandmother had taught me to sew and embroider when I was very young. However, I transferred to Women’s Studies midway through my course.

In the early 1990s I moved back to London and worked in the music business for a Record Company in their recording studio in the West end of London, whilst also doing freelance illustration. This was an amazing experience. I met some fabulously talented and creative people, and I count this as one of the more ‘colourful’ periods of my life.
Having decided I had had enough excitement, I left London and moved to the south coast. I went back to studying, gained some more qualifications and worked at a University for a few years in the International dept.

This was a very rewarding part of my life, and where I met my husband. I also made some very good friends, including many of the students, whom I am still in touch with today. At this time I also learned to play the flute, which I still enjoy doing.

I decided to go back to freelance illustration and design on a full time basis, which brings me full circle. Here I am now 14 years later, very happily married, a beautiful daughter and doing the thing I love most, drawing, painting, writing, taking photographs and creating.

ABOUT MY ART:

I specialise in illustration and painting. The majority of my work is commission based for both private collections and commercial.

I have been working as a professional freelancer for the past 30 years in London and on the South Coast both part time and full time, and selling my art online since 2000. My background also includes marketing, project management, business training and experience (Post Grad Diploma and HNC).

Since graduating I have exhibited all over the world and my work resides in many private collections, both in Europe, the US and South America. I have many artistic influences from the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic, to the Post Modernist, and given my love of history, my art is also deeply influenced by the iconography and art of the Celtic La Tene period.

I create the majority of my work in ink using micron pens and isograph pens and which incorporates cross hatching and stippling techniques, quite dark and detailed. Much of my work is sketchbook based, and this is primarily for which I am fairly well known. I also enjoy enjoy creating abstract art, my work is easily recognisable for its bold colours, texture and patterns.

EDITORIAL:

I have been involved with various editorial projects over the years, including UK Handmade, Creative Boom and Chichester Creative Network.

In 2012 with Stina Jones I founded, and am co-editor of ArtJunky.net, a contributor based arts & design magazine, supporting artists, illustrators, painters, designers, photographers and those who specialise in artisan crafts. ArtJunky seeks to give creatives of all ages, disciplines, emerging and established, a platform to showcase their work, profile new projects, design initiatives, techniques and tools of the trade.

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