Loralee Newitt

Exhibition: Devotional Pictures

Loralee’s painting practice is concerned with the places in which we reside – physical, mental or otherwise – and the impacts our chosen surroundings imprint on us, and vice versa.

Her application of paint suggests layered movement through glimpses of memory, snippets of thought and traces of hope. ‘My art practice is inspired by the spaces that we need for survival; the nooks of comfort, the spaces that are uncomfortable and demand expansion and the nostalgic reminiscent spaces’ she says. In this way her work creates connection between wellness and creation, luxury and necessity. Which can be seen through the amalgamation of spaces visited, remembered or inhabited.

These spaces are depicted in a fluid slippage of language and landscape, resulting in an abstract realm of familiarity. The experience is sensuous, luscious, bodily and emotional.