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People often ask me how I come up with my images and ideas. All I can say is they do not come out of thin air but are part of a process in which each work informs the next and where mistakes are embraced.

Taking chances may cause unintentional results or ‘mistakes’ but have confidence in the process to see it through. You will learn to understand the difference between mistakes that work and those that are lessons for future projects.

Do not keep starting over again and again, only to reach the same unresolved place – unless you get past that point you will never learn. Push through and you will learn from it, no matter what the result. The end result doesn’t matter, but the lesson is invaluable.

Always question whether it is a mistake or another possibility.

Trust is the key.

Trust in yourself and your process and be prepared to learn through it.

The only mistake is to worry about making mistakes. Getting beyond that means that every work YOU do will inform the next and as a result YOU WILL GROW AS AN ARTIST.

This video is a great inspiration and one that I will keep close by. We are all subject to that fear of ruining a work that seems to be going well and perhaps not taking it as far as we might out of fear of making a mistake.


These two beauties are going to a new home in Victoria, Australia thanks to Etsy. But you don’t need to miss out. My full range of archival wildflower and landscape prints are on show and for sale at my Open Studio starting on 8th September. Also available, landscape paintings and contemporary art prints.

Bud – that moment when the flower is about to burst.
Available on etsy now.

Dessert Pea

Starts Dessert Pea – one of nature’s curiosities.  available on etsy now.

My daughter, Eve Wolfe, a successful emerging artist will also be showing her miniature sculptures along with her tonal drawings.

We will be providing you with a bit of fun and laughter along the way, and maybe even some wonderment as you make your way up our very own little art trail leading to our hilltop studio.

When you have finished why not pop around next door to Charlene O’Brien’s studio to see her eco clothing and couture.

In all there are 24 studios open to the public.

The Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail
September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24
10am to 4pm

Check this link for the downloadable map with addresses and information about each studio:

It should also be available from Armadale Visitors Centre.

 © artwork by Lorraine Corker : all rights reserved



This work is all about being part of a large family.  We do not have a family tree but a forest.  The forest is populated by the members of my family.  With the ‘big boys’, (I still call them that), just behind me.  And the younger members of the family forming the tree trunks behind them.  Not forgetting mum and dad, who are in there too.

Perhaps at this stage I should do a roll call in order of age.  I have to say I always feel a huge sense of pride when I do this.  They are:  Ken, Eric, Billy, David, Kevin, Ged, Henry and then came the girls: Malvina, Lorretta, Lorraine (me), Rebecca and to finish it all, the baby of the family, Sam.

The face in the foreground is of me when I left home to go to art college and began a new life.  The image shows how I am remained connected to my family through the family roots.

© artwork by Lorraine Corker : all rights reserved

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work in progress

A Childhood Landscape is the title of this work in progress which is very close to my heart. Being the 10th of 12 children made for quite a childhood and provided many memories, most of them happy. Although we were as poor as church mice in many ways we lived a life of abundance. Thanks that is, to our parents who were extremely resourceful and imaginative. Qualities which have expressed themselves differently in all of us. Whichever way you look at it, it is an unmistakable trait of The Wilson Family as is an undeniable streak of eccentricity. Traits which I have often relied upon to get me through life and are of course very useful to an artist. I am forever grateful for the gifts that being part of this family have bestowed upon me.

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The Minnawarra Art Awards showcases some of Australia’s prestigious artists.  The exhibition features around 80 works across a variety of mediums of the fine arts including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and textiles. Curated by Robert Buratti.

Mother & Daughter Moment

This is the first exhibition where my daughter, Eve Wolfe and I have exhibited together. We were amazed to see that the curator had hung our work together on the same panel.  Considering there was eighty art works that was a real fluke.

My Exhibits

Last Act


Minnawarra Art Awards is now considered a must see event on the Perth arts calendar. 

Saturday 22 April – Sunday 7 May 2017
11am – 4pm daily

Armadale District Hall, Jull Street, Armadale

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Today was a first, with with my artworks showing simultaneously in two separate art exhibitions – both having their official openings at the same time

Perth College Exhibition Opening

I spent an hour at Perth College where I had four artworks on display before rushing off to Newman College where I had another three. Although it was quite stressful fitting them both in, it was also quite exiting.

Newman College Exhibition Opening

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27th – 30th August


Sixteen prominent Armadale artists will be on show.

Special Event - Sunday 28th August
A chance to meet the artist and see them at work 

This exhibition coincides with Spring into Armadale Festival
and the Araluen Botanical Garden’s Tulip Festival


below are my exhibits for this exhibition

how to get there








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