Signature Member (1997), Life Member (2003), Emeritus Member (2012) of Institut des Arts Figuratifs
Signature Member of North East Watercolor Society, USA (2001)
Signature Member, Society of Canadian Artists (2010)
Honorary Member of Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle (1999)Born in 1952 in Canada, international artist Lorraine DIETRICH, IAF, NEWS, SCA, lives in Shawinigan, Province of Québec. She draws and paints with transparent watercolours since 1988. Her magazine articles promote this versatile medium and she contributes to exhibitions’ organization. The public appreciates the serenity of her watercolour paintings, whose dynamic, yet romantic floral compositions combined with glowing and permanent colours are painted on high-quality paper. For several years, flowers have been her main inspiration because of their diversity, sensuousness and symbolism, which she relates to the blossoming life around her. She focuses on the individuality, essence and spirituality of flowers.
She likes to paint from life and her elegant florals in front of abstract backgrounds convey poetic and mysterious feelings. Her personal style embodies new trends in contemporary representational arts. She also paints still life subjects. Her works have been shown in 28 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in many countries: Canada, USA, France. Greece, Switzerland, India, Puerto-Rico. They won major awards in Canada and abroad by eminent jurys. Her works are part of permanent collections in several museums in the province of Québec and private and corporate collections in America, Europe, and Asia. Reputable art galleries exhibit her paintings. Daniel Harrisson, horticulturist at Hémérocalles de l’Isle, produced a cultivar, "Hémérocalle Lorraine Dietrich" as a tribute to the artist.
Roses for celebration, watercolor