About the Artist
Lorraine A. DeMichele was born in New Jersey. She began to study Fine Art seriously at The National Academy School of Fine Arts, The School of Visual Arts, and Parsons School of Design in New York City. Moving to a nearly tropical climate in Key West, Florida, she drew inspiration from the vibrant colors and plant life that surrounded her where she created and sold original watercolors and pen and ink drawings. It was in Key West that she received a first place award at the Key West Art Festival for a pen and ink drawing Banyan Tree.
Lorraine graduated cum laude from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and certification to teach art. She received two awards for a pen and ink drawing Travelers Palm in Bernardsville and Newton, New Jersey.
In 1986, Lorraine moved to Camden, Maine, a small village on Penobscot Bay with her husband and two children. During the last decade, she has donated several works of art to Mid-Coast Childrens Services annual Art Auction, which raises funds to support handicapped children. She has also donated art to the MBNA Education Foundation which provides scholarships to college bound students and grants to schools and libraries in the state of Maine. Supporting local conservation, she recently donated art to the Coastal Montains Land Trust.
Enchanted by the Maine light, Lorraine continues to paint watercolors en plein air, forever grateful for the gift she has been given. She loves the beauty that surrounds her while she is painting and continues to focus on seeking opportunities to contribute her art to worthy causes.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Painting
Lorraine A. DeMichele101 Mechanic St
Camden ME 04843-1811