My name is Lorna Robertson (b.1986 Aberdeen), and I work in oil paint and print making. The key themes of my practice are intimate portraits of people and objects. I work mainly figuratively, with some still life, working from people posed in my studio, or small arrangements of objects and plants. My processes in the studio, combine an interest in the subjects with formal questions. A lot of my work is driven by questions of colour, space, shape and distorting those things, in an ongoing project of balancing form and tone, that capture the character of a person or object.
I live in Hackney in East London, in a live /work ‘warehouse’ studio (a converted ex-factory building from the 1990s). My recent work has been exhibited in London group shows. Including the ‘Stages of Self’ portrait exhibition at the arts venue Conway Hall. And ‘Punch: an exhibition of five women artist’ at The Hive project space in Dalston. I have published articles on portraiture with Photoworks magazine and Birkbeck University. I also run a small business producing and selling limited edition fine art prints of my still life paintings from my studio.
I studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London) and History of Art and Photography at Birkbeck University of London. After graduating I worked as part of the art and design collective Kith Kin, going on to work in the exhibition production team at the Tate gallery. Alongside my painting, I now work at the Getty Images Photography Archive and Gallery, where I produce their limited edition and signed fine art prints from their archival photographic collection.