Lorna Pirrie

Website: http://www.Linear-Prior.com

Email: lornapirrie@yahoo.com

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'1st Day' c. 2008, acrylic on board by Lorna Pirrie.

'Unforgiven' (detail) c.2010, acrylic on board by L. Pirrie.

'Blown Away' (detail) c. 2009, acrylic on board by L. Pirrie.

'Blown Away' (detail) c. 2009, acrylic on board by L.Pirrie.


My artwork examines the images we as a society choose to capture on film and how it's influenced by the media and advertising. By deliberate 'editing' of images I reveal what may in fact be the reality contained with in. I use highly detailed painting to fool the eye and draw in the viewer for closer inspection with the hope of engaging them to interpret my edited image in relation to their own experiences.


Born in the U.S. to Scottish immigrants from Glasgow. A dual US/UK citizen now live and work in Perthshire. Formally a hand photo retoucher trained in New York City progressed to commercial airbrush illustration in the 90's. I gave up commercial work with the millennium to start fine art and portrait painting. I moved to Scotland in 2006 to attend Edinburgh College of Art and moved to Perth after graduating and now work as a conservation technician part time with regular painting commissions and exhibitions in Edinburgh, Linlithgow, and Perth.


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