]About the Artist[

Following an English degree, Larraine chose careers in mental health social work and adult education. She has worked in hospitals, prisons and community settings.

She decided to pursue her interest in art professionally about twenty years ago and took her diploma and degree under Sunderland University. She has painted and exhibited in group and solo exhibitions ever since. Her exhibition, ‘Towards the Light - a personal journey through lockdown’, was shared with the Bute community at the Bank of Ideas in July 2022. Responses from residents about their own experiences in lockdown are still available to read.

Larraine works in a variety of media including paint, pastels, charcoal and pen and ink. She constantly experiments with different styles and subjects, from land and seascapes to still-life and abstracts. Her work is colourful and dynamic, sensitive to mood and movement. She aims to achieve a balance between underlying abstraction and the structure of line and form.

A range of her work can be seen during the Bute Studio Trail on 22 &23 July 2023