About Lorraine Martin

I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember on everything and anything I could get my hands on. My father was my biggest cheerleader when it came to my art, but got frustrated with me drawing in his beloved books. Because of this, at age 6 he had me in basic children art classes. These classes opened a door for me that lead me to my beloved art teacher Fran T. May. At age 8 Fran came to my art class and asked me if I would be interested in attending one of her adult art classes. Of course I did and that one move truly changed the way I viewed myself and my ability as an artist. I stayed in her class until I turned 18, at which point she told me there was nothing more she could teach me and encouraged me to explore my own ability. I am eternally grateful to Fran for the love and guidance she gave me.

Today, I show at many events around the Houston area. I have a booth at the Texas Renaissance Festival (#670) called the Butterfrog. When the fair isn't going on I show at JoMars Vision and The Purple Elephant Gallery & Studio. Doing this has allowed me to place my pieces in private collections and help many charities and local families in need.

With great love, I thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to hearing from you!
Lorraine