Lorraine Potocki

Lorraine Potocki was born in Trenton, New Jersey where she received her BA in Fine Art and Education from the College of New Jersey. She works in pastel, acrylic and oil sticks in styles from realistic to abstract expressionism. “I work primarily with soft pastels which allow me to layer rich colors for depth and emotion. With acrylics, I rarely use a brush. Rather, I paint with palette knives and large colour shapers building texture and enjoying the freedom of my strokes.”

Lorraine has exhibited throughout Florida including One Artist shows in Seminole, Tampa and Lakeland. In 2015, her pastel, “Glow”, was juried into the Pastel Society of America’s Enduring Brilliance exhibition in New York. Lorraine’s work has been featured in and on the cover of Tampa Bay Magazine. 

She has won numerous awards including:
2016   Merit Award, Possibilities in Pastel, Dunedin
2015   First Place, Art to the Rescue, Dunedin
2012   Merit Award, Possibilities in Pastel, Dunedin
2010  Winner, Clearwater Jazz Poster Contest, Clearwater

Professional Associations that she belongs to include:

Pastel Society of America
Pastel Society of the West Coast
Pastel Society of Tampa Bay (past President)
PAVA–Professional Association of Visual Artists (past Treasurer)
IAPS—International Acrylic Painters Society
NPCA—North Pinellas Cultural Alliance

Lorraine’s work is represented by Clay and Paper Gallery of Art in Dunedin.  

Lorraine is on the faculty of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the Life Enrichment Center in Tampa, Florida. She gladly welcomes commissions.

Website: www.lorrainepotocki.com
Email: lorrainepotocki@mac.com
Phone: 727-466-8791

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