Dorset born Lorraine Heaysman has an unquenchable thirst for being out in the landscape. Lorraine originally studied catering at Weymouth College but alongside this decided to take a short course in photography. Starting with a borrowed Brownie camera and spending a little time in the darkroom, Lorraine turned to cameras to capture the moment and the beauty that she sees in the landscape.
Lorraine’s first love is to be out at dawn chasing the mist, these are her favourite conditions to work in and her body of work reflects her passion. She says her love to be out early is deep rooted from time spent out walking with her grandfather from as young as 2 years old. Lorraine first picked up a camera when she was 15, and having had a career in hospitality, moved to Worthing in 1994 where she is able to explore and photograph some of the glorious local beaches and the beautiful South Downs.
Lorraine is an active member of the arts community in Worthing and shares a Gallery called “Four at the Shore” with three other artists.
Lorraine enjoys sharing her skills and has given talks at the local college and in the autumn of 2015 started a series of workshops for beginners. Her work is also for sale in a shop in Rustington called “Mia Bella Casa” and also has work hanging in Worthing Hospital. Lorraine has also won a commendation in the take a view LPOTY 2015. She has undertaken commissions for the Woodland Trust, private clients and Worthing based ETI Ltd – a collection of work for their 2017 calendar.