As a contemporary, award winning artist, Loretta expresses her visions in a spontaneous and direct fashion. Acrylic paint is layered, subtracted and manipulated using palette knives, brushes and scrapers to synthesize an intricate and distinct tableau.

Colours and shapes take on an energy of their own and each subsequent layer of texture and colour she adds reinterprets her thoughts and emotions.

Loretta works with the passion that her motifs, their essence, will stimulate the mind's eye of the observer.

AWARDS:

2019 - Award for Juror's Choice 2nd for The Art Gallery of Northumberland's 41st Juried Exhibition.

2017 - Award for the Derivative Abstract Category and the Award for the Imaginative Abstract Category at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery 50th Anniversary OAA Juried Art Exhibition.

2016 - Award of Excellence at the PRAC 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

2016 - Special Merit Award for the Light, Space & Time Gallery 7th Annual Abstracts Competition

2014 - Award of Excellence at the PRAC 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

PRINT & ONLINE:

2018 - Cobourg Now - Featured in article regarding home studio tour

2014 - Nuwork Magazine - Weaving Worlds featured in the summer edition

EXHIBITIONS, ETC.

2019:

~ Spirit of the Hills Juried Art & Photography Show - John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville. Opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 7th from 6-7:30pm.

Show runs until Nov. 28th.

~ The Art Gallery of Northumberland's 41st Juried 

Exhibition - Cobourg. Received the Award for Juror's Choice 2nd.

~ The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour 

~ The Federation of Canadian Artists " 2019 Limitless Online Exhibition "

~ The Riverdale Artwalk - Toronto 

~ OAA Annual Juried Art Exhibition - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa 

~ The Artist Project -  Toronto 

2018:

~ The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour

~Toronto Outdoor Art Fair ~  Toronto.

~"Small Art Big Hearts" (charity auction)-Waddingtons Auction House-Toronto

~ The Riverdale Artwalk - Toronto

~ Art Gallery of Northumberland 40th Annual Juried Exhibition

~ OAA Annual Juried Art Exhibition - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa  

~ Society of Canadian Artists 2018 International Open Juried Online Exhibition

~ The Artist Project - Toronto

2017:

~Silver Anniversary Annual Juried Exhibition - The Station Gallery, Whitby

~PRAC 18th Annual Juried Art Show

~Visual Arts Centre of Clarington 37th Annual

Juried Show of Fine Arts

~"Small Art Big Hearts" (charity auction)-Waddingtons Auction House-Toronto

~Riverdale Art Walk - Toronto

~50th Anniversary OAA Juried Art Exhibition - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa - Received the Award for the Derivative Abstract Category as well as the Award for the Imaginative Abstract Category.

~The Artist Project - Toronto

2016:

~Art Gallery of Northumberland 39th Annual Juried Exhibition - Cobourg

~Glimpse 24th Annual Exhibition - The Station Gallery, Whitby

~PRAC 17th Annual Juried Art Show - Received Award of Excellence

~Visual Arts Centre of Clarington 36th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

~OAA Annual Juried Art Exhibition - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery,Oshawa

~"Small Art Big Hearts" (charity auction)-Waddingtons Auction House-Toronto

~Riverdale Art Walk - Toronto

2015:

~Ontario Society of Artists Annual Open Juried Exhibition - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

~Riverdale Art Walk - Toronto

~OAA Annual Juried Art Exhibition - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

2014:

~Ontario Society of Artists Emerging Artists Exhibition - Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto

~Visual Arts Centre of Clarington 34th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

~PRAC 15th Annual Juried Art Show - Received Award of Excellence

~Oshawa Space Invaders - Group Installation

~Solo Show at  Impresario Market Gallery, Cobourg