I have loved sketching and painting since I was very young with nature and wild life being my passion. I have a master's degree in fine art and enjoy painting and sketching in many different mediums, oil being my favorite. Realism is my choice in style, and some would say 'photo realism' since my paintings capture life in the eyes of wild animals and the beauty of nature at its best.
Among my favorite types of art is oil painting, especially, the wild sea. I enjoy the movement and power of the pounding surf and waves crashing upon the rocks. Sometimes I will only paint the sea for a few months and then go back to my portraits and wildlife paintings. Pen and ink, charcoal, graphite pencil and colored pencil are also some of my favorite media to use in my paintings. I have been told that I should not be so versitile, that galleries prefer people that stick to one thing, well, that isn't me. I paint or sketch what moves me at the time. I can't think of anything so boring as to do just one type of media or subject.
I also love to take photos. Photography is a favorite passtime and I have photographed some weddings as well as glamour shots, children and pets. My cameras are a Cannon eos Rebel XSI, digital, a Cannon eos Rebel XS digital and a Fuji FinePix S3 Pro.
I hope you will enjoy looking at my art as much as I have enjoyed producing it. Cheers!
Lorraine Foster joined Pixels on August 23rd, 2008.