What a fabulous introduction to the South West trip and that was meeting the vibrant Lorraine Frost. Lorraine opened up her wonderful home in Broadwater, Busselton to us which is also her gallery where the public can make appointments to view on weekends.
Greeted by two bouncing and excited dogs, a brightly furnished outdoor area featuring large cactus, a couch with colourful textiles, nature sculptures, a large spa, works of art in progress and probably the coolest swing made with items from the local environment.
Lorraine is originally from the UK and moved to Australia in 2005. She first studied a Bachelor of Arts (Sculpture) then developed more as a painter once she arrived in Australia. She works with mixed media using painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, stone carving to create her beautiful work inspired by nature around her as well as her life experience.
The space within her house in unlike one I have ever seen before. A unique space with artwork to tell a story everywhere we looked. Paintings, sculptures, textiles, light features made from nature, mirror mosaic pieces, a rams scull, Balinese doors, fairy lights amidst her own sculptures of indigenous people. It was difficult to know where to start or where we could even conduct the interview to show the spaces beauty, so Nat suggested that we do a walking tour which gave us the opportunity to go from room to room and get a better idea of the scale of what we were viewing.
Like many creative people, Lorraine had many stories to tell and it is clear that she is inspired by not only the environment around her but the people in it and experiences that she has had.