Founded by Lorraine O’Brien and officially opened on the 13/09/09, Alla Prima houses a variety of paintings created using both oil and water colour paints.
Lorraine’s art is as she describes herself “art from the heart”. From a wide variety of subjects, she will select one that comes to mind as she sits at her canvas.
“It very much flows. It can take me half an hour or it can take me several weeks to paint a picture” she says. “I sit in front of the canvas and whatever comes to mind, that is what will come out on the canvas.”
Lorraine’s talent is very raw. “If you gave me a photo and asked me to paint it, I wouldn’t be able to” she admits. “My art comes from the heart and my imagination. That is how I paint. My favourite artist is Matisse and he once said ‘it is one thing to paint still life, quite another to render the emotion’.”