Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lorraine Christie is a classically trained artist who prefers to be referred to as self-taught as it has taken her many years to develop her constantly evolving art. She has been a professional painter since 1990. Christie's main subjects are still life, floral pieces, figurative and genre paintings. Recently, however, her fascination with light has drawn her into the realm of landscape painting, drawing inspiration from masters such as Cézanne and Singer-Sargent. She has found new inspiration in landscapes, exploring and developing her own love of texture and colour. She frequently travels to Provence and paints "outdoors". With her wonderful, vibrant colours and skilful use of light and shadow, she recreates the mood of the land around her. Christie's success began in her native Ireland and has spread around the world, with her work in many private and corporate collections in Europe, the United States, Japan and the Republic of South Africa.