About Lorraine

Lorraine At Work

Lorraine At Work

Lorraine W. Trenholm
Fine Art | 
IAPS Master Circle

Lorraine Wallace Trenholm was born in New York, where she lived until completing studies as a painting major at Pratt Institute.  She has done drawings and paintings for dog events and people with equine interests since high school. Several of her drawings and pastels have appeared on covers of the Saluki Quarterly, a breed specialty magazine.  Her paintings are in private collections, in the U.S. and abroad.

Lorraine resumed regularly painting and showing in 1984 on Cape Cod, MA.  She creates landscape paintings, inspired by Cape Cod, road trips, and the Southwest. She has also developed a flair for animal artistry, doing pastels, oils and collages of dogs and horses.  She has been juried into the Art Show at the Dog Show in Kansas, several times, and has won awards in oil, pastel, and collage. Lorraine joined the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod the year it was founded, and was juried in as a signature member that same year. Her pastels have received many awards, including BIS, in national competitions. She is a member of “21 in Truro”, an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, has earned Master Pastellist designation with IAPS, and a signature member of both the Pastel Society of Colorado and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.  She has had several one woman shows.  Saluki clubs nation-wide have commissioned her to do artwork to be used as trophies for their shows.   In 2000, one of her saluki collages was used on the catalog cover for the prestigious Santa Barbara Dog Show.  Lorraine has studied with Lois Griffel and Henry Henshe of the Cape School of Art in Provincetown and attended the Vermont Studio School.  Her pastels appear in Lois’s book, Painting the Impressionist Landscape, and in Kennedy Publishing’s “Best of America-Pastel Artists and Artisans, Vol. 1″.

Lorraine moved to Colorado in the spring of 2004, where she continues to do both studio and “plein air” painting.  The new house includes a large studio which is a wonderful working and teaching space.  She has continued to return to the Cape to paint and exhibit with “21 in Truro” and has been pursuing her art career in both Colorado and Cape Cod.

Lorraine has been teaching classes and giving workshops in pastel and oil painting in Durango, and the East Coast..  She has continued to show and win awards in National juried shows since the move. She was part of a four person group show called “Dirt Works” at the Durango Art Center for the month of February, 2006, won the Four Corners Commission, BIS, and the Durango Tourism Award in 2007, was in an Invitational Show at the Gabaldon Gallery in Durango in January 2009,  Two-person shows at the Art Matters Gallery in Salida, CO in July 2009, and  Pagosa Springs, CO, July/Aug 2009 ,  Pastel Invitationals in August 2009, 10, 11 and 12 in Chatham, MA., and The IAPS 2010 through 2014

Lorraine’s artwork is displayed on her web site at: www.lorrainetrenholm.com , at the Elizabeth Rowley Gallery in Orleans, MA; Hope Gallery, Bristol, RI, Sendero Gallery in Durango, CO,  The Squash Blossom Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, and at her studio by appointment.

“I love experimenting with materials- oriental papers, jewelry findings, pastels, oils, water colors – to create images and light effects in paintings of dogs, horses, and landscapes.”