KIRIN, Lorna

1966 - ?

Lorna Kirin

Lorna Janine Holdcroft was born at Ealing in 1966, daughter of Anthony B Holdcroft and his wife Wendy Kathleen née Cunningham (31 October 1945-2001), who married at Edmonton, London in 1962. Lorna studied on a foundation course at Wimbledon School of Art in 1985 and at Northeast London Polytechnic, now the University of East London, 1986-1989 taking a B.A. (hons) in Fine Art. One of her fellow students was Stephen Kirin whom she married in 2016. Her paintings explore the beauty of the landscape and the sea, being drawn to the wonderfully organic forms and textures that nature provides. Lorna works with acrylic paint to canvas, with bold washes and thick textured marks evoking a real sense of immediacy and excitement, seeking to capture that first glimpse of a stunning view and to impart that feeling of awe to the viewer. Lorna also works collaboratively with her husband. She is currently (2020) represented by Ashdown Gallery, Bell Fine Art, Store Street Gallery and London Contemporary Art. The Kirins are members of the Suffolk Open Studios from The Old Workshop, Hengrave, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk.

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