Lorraine Amadio, Artist
Lorraine grew up in Cairns and after marrying her husband Aldo, moved to the family cane farm in Gordonvale where she has lived for more than 50 years. She has always loved the unique beauty and lifestyle of Tropical North Qld. and always has a deep desire to capture that beauty and diversity in
her many paintings.
Lorraine has been painting for approximately 35 years. She is mainly self taught, but has had some tuition under Bela Ivanyi, Ben Markus, John Kibby and Greg Dwyer over the years. Oils are her preferred medium mainly for the richness of colour they provide. She enjoys painting local landscapes and our beautiful rainforests, creeks and rivers, but also enjoys painting flowers, people and animals.
She is a long time member of the Cairns Art Society, entering most of the Annual Exhibitions and other art shows and from these she has been fortunate to receive many awards and Prizes. The latest being 2nd prize at the Mareeba Art Society in 2019, 1st in the Cardwell Exhibition in 2016, 3rd Prize at the Babinda RSL Exhibition 2018 and Highly Commended in the Tableland Region Art Society in 2018 as well as 2nd at the Festival of the Forest in 2019, as well as many more over the years.
Many sales of her works and commissions hang in private homes and businesses both here and overseas.
Lorraine’s art continues to be a strong thread throughout her life and she cannot ever imagine not painting. She hopes art lovers in the public enjoy viewing her works as much as she enjoyed painting them.
Lorraine’s paintings can be seen at the Cairns Art Society Gallery at the DFO Shopping Centre Cairns, also displayed in some businesses in Gordonvale or by appointment at her home studio, Phone 4056114 or Mob. 0439797129. However, because of the Coronavirus restrictions these venues may be closed at the moment.