About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Lorraine McFarland

Business Name:

Lorraine McFarland Fine Art

Short Description:

I mix pastels on textured surfaces, layering and juxtaposing colors to achieve the illusion of luminescence, vitality and movement.

Contact Number:

573-578-1559

Awards and Honors

2018   Honorable Mention, Gateway Pastel Artists Annual Show – Over the Creek – Pastel

2017   Purchase Award, Fairfield Plein Air, Fairfield, Illinois – Albion Sunrise – Pastel

2017   Best Pastel, Fairifield Plein Air, Fairfield, Illinois – Albion Sunrise – Pastel

2017   Dot Uding Memorial Award, Ste. Genevieve Plein Air,  Before Sunrise – Pastel

2017   Purchase Award, Riverfront Paintoff, St. Charles, Missouri – Morning by the River – Pastel

2017   Honorable Mention, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Plein Air – Entitlements After Dark – Pastel

2017   Purchase Award, Steelville, Missouri Plein Air – River Time – Pastel

2107   First Place, Steelville, Missouri Plein Air – Meadows Meander – Pastel

2107   Third Place, Steelville, Missouri Plein Air – Good Morning Perkins Farm – Pastel

2017   Honorable Mention, Steelville, Missouri Plein Air – Sunset at Milt’s Place – Pastel

2017   FAVE15%, February Bold Brush Competition – FASO – Sophie’s Snowfall – Pastel

2017   Best in Show, Gateway Pastel Artists Annual Show – Brooks Williams, Fret Monster – Pastel

2016    Jury Member – Best of Missouri Hands

2016   Honorable Mention, St. Peters Cultural Arts Center Pastels Show, St. Peters, Missouri – Coastal Twilight

            Meditation – Pastel

2016    First Place, St. Peters Cultural Arts Center Pastels Show, St. Peters, Missouri – Oklahoma Beauty – Pastel

2016    Best Pastel, Fairfield Paint Out, Fairfield, Illinois, Take Me Home Country Road – Pastel

2016   First Place, Riverfront Paintoff, St. Charles, Missouri, Main Street Paint – Twilight on Main – Pastel

2016   First Place, Riverfront Paintoff, St. Charles, Missouri, Old St. Charles Quick Paint – Barges at Old

            St. Charles – Pastel

2016   Bette Geraghty Memorial Award, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Plein Air, Twilight in Ste. Genevieve – Pastel

2016   Honorable Mention, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Plein Air, Works on Paper -Twilight in Ste. Genevieve – Pastel

2016   First Place, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Plein Air, Twilight Quick Paint – Twilight in Ste. Genevieve – Pastel

2016   First Place, White River Plein Air, Cotter, Arkansas – Bed, Breakfast, and Beauty – Pastel

2016   Third Place, Steelville, Missouri Plein Air, Cedar Spring Farm – Summer Road – Pastel

2016   Third Place, Steelville, Missouri Plein Air, Nocturne – Daybreak at Milt’s Place – Pastel

2016   Outstanding Pastel, January Bold Brush Competition – FASO – Max, Lit – Pastel

2015   Award of Excellence, Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show – Brooks Williams, Fret Monster – Pastel

2015   FAVE15%, November Bold Brush Competition – FASO – Brooks Williams, Fret Monster – Pastel

2015   Juror/Judge of Awards, Paint Your County Parks – Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri

2015   Third Place, Riverfront Paint Off, St. Charles, Missouri – Walkin’ with Lewis and Clark – Pastel

2015   Honorable Mention – Cook Station Paint, Steelville, Missouri  – Art Goes Better with Coke – Pastel

2015   Honorable Mention – Sunset Quick Paint, Augusta Plein Air Art Festival – Politte’s Missouri – Pastel 

2015   Second Place (National), Pastel Category – Art Show at the Dog Show National Fine Art Juried

            Competition, Sponsored by Purina – Rare Still Moment – Pastel

2015   Jury member – Best of Missouri Hands

2014   Award of Excellence, Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show – Spirits’ View – Pastel

2014   First Place, Annual Paint Webster Event – Blackburn’s Secret – Pastel

2014   Second Place, Pastel Category (Overall) Augusta Plein Air Art Festival – Dogwood Path

2014   Third Place, Augusta Plein Air Art Festival (daily) – Missouri River Rollin’ – Pastel

2014   Third Place, Pastel Category (Overall) Augusta Plein Air Art Festival – Missouri River Rollin’

2014    Third Place, Callaway Plein Air – Ousley’s Lake – Pastel

2014    First Place, Sainte Genevieve Plein Air – Goin’ to the Chapel – Pastel

2014    Honorable Mention, Steelville Plein Air – Park View of Highway 8 Bridge – Pastel

2014    Honorable Mention, Steelville Plein Air – Red Bluffs – Pastel

2013    Award of Excellence, Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show – Bachelor Dog – Pastel

2013    Second Place, Steelville Plein Air – View from Marsh’s Gate – Pastel

2013    Artists’ Choice, Riverfront Paint Off, sunset paint – Main Street Gazebo – Oil

2013    Honorable Mention, Augusta Plein Air Art Festival – Jackie’s View – Pastel

2013    Honorable Mention, Pastel Category (Overall) Augusta Plein Air – Femme Osage Spring

2012    Best in Show, Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show – Noboleis Vineyard Sunrise – Pastel

2012    Third Place,  Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show – Skye – Pastel

2012    First Place, Riverfront Paint Off, water theme paint  – Bird Bath – Pastel

2011    Honorable Mention, Gateway Pastel Artist’s Show – Purple Mountains Majesty – Pastel

2011    Best in Show, Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show – Down on the Farm   – Pastel

2011    Second Place, Arts Rolla Annual Juried Show – McGee – Pastel

2010    Honorable Mention Arts Rolla Juried Show – Fruit Bowl –  Colored Pencil

2007    Honorable Mention Arts Rolla Juried Show – Summer’s Bounty – Pastel

2005    Honorable Mention Arts Rolla Juried Show – Mt. Haleakala Summit – Pastel

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

Pastel Society of America

International Association of Pastel Societies

Gateway Pastel Society 

Best of Missouri Hands

Greater St. Louis Art Association

 

In 2008, Lorraine became an elected member of the Bella Arts Group of award-winning working artists. The leader of this group is the noted watercolorist, Mary Lou Corn of St. James, Missouri. 

 

Solo show 2009, Arts Rolla, Rolla, MO

Solo show 2012, Arts Rolla, Rolla, MO

Bella Arts Group Show – 2013 – Framations Gallery, St. Charles, MO

Bella Arts Group Show – 2014 – Arts Rolla, MO

Illinois River Salon Show – 2015 – Cave Springs, AR

Bella Arts Group Show – 2015 – Arts Rolla, MO

Coming Soon

About Our Art

Statement: I feel a responsibility as an artist to evoke an emotional response in the viewer of my work. Nature’s grandeur provides me with beautiful colors and light. I experience joy while painting because those colors and light are so impeccably achieved by layering pastel on various surfaces. I choose subjects from nature that move me in a visceral way in hopes my painting will do the same for the viewer who can not be in that particular place at that particular moment in time.

Resume: Award-winning artist Lorraine McFarland works primarily in pastel, but also works in colored pencil, acrylic, oil, and watercolor. She has studied with many master pastelists including Lisa Ober, Richard McKinley, Maggie Price, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Marsha Hamby Savage, and Bob Rohm.
Lorraine describes herself as a late bloomer. Her path to artistic success was long and winding. She went to college with a declared major in art. However, when she saw what the other students could do, she gave it up, thinking she was not talented enough.
After many years, and a number of careers, she found herself back at the easel with a new found confidence. 
Lorraine lives in Rolla, Missouri where the beautiful Missouri Ozarks inspire her work. 
She teaches drawing and painting in her studio and welcomes commissions.

 

Lorraine McFarland
Juried Member

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