Lorraine Newman Howells
Lorraine (Newman) Howells began painting in the 1974 and exhibited around the UK and in Brittany at the Festival De Celtique with the Artichoke Gallery also at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1979 the Arts Council of Wales purchased one of her paintings titled ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ for its collection. She won first prize at the Rhondda Heritage Open Art Competition and had an exhibition at the same gallery later. Lorraine is self taught and influenced by Surrealism, Cubism, Picasso, Ernest and more recently Freud. Her work is an emotional response to everyday life. Exhibited at Welsh Arts of the year One Man show Silures Gallery Porthcawl Exhibited at the Open Art Competition at ‘Y Galeri’ Caerphilly.