Lorna embraced art as an adult, enrolling in her first art class at age 29 & completed her Visual Communication art education at the Open Window Art Academy, Pretoria, South Africa in 1999.
Lorna's art is deeply personal often reflecting her emotions and memories and interwoven with more idyllic and imagined elements of the environment.
She draws inspiration from her experience of living in between countries and continents, exploring ideas of socialization and one’s sense of belonging. Color and pattern informs her practice and visually recollects memories of time and place.
Her work reflects the fragility of nature and the human spirit and the delicate coexistence and interdependence of both.
She has a number of works in public collections in South Africa and private collections in South Africa, Angola, Britain, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany and the USA.
Most recently, her art was selected to be featured in the 16th edition of Create Magazine.
Lorna continues her practice at her home studio in Yorkville, Illinois where she lives and works.
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Rumi
"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too.
Well, I hope that if you are out there you read this and know that yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."
- Frida Kahlo