GALLERY OF FINE ART
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Lorraine Hayes was born in Chicago IL. Her father had emigrated from Prussia before World War I and her mother from Bavaria after the War. The family moved about the Midwest and west and her family settled in San Antonio, Texas, where Lorraine graduated from high school and college. After working as a research technician for two years she married and raised two daughters. She earned her MFA degree from North Texas State University in 1983 and has done postgraduate studies under the prominent watercolorist, Professor Rob Erdle.
As a child she had few art supplies available to her. Her early years were spent in the Wisconsin woods and her first desire to draw came from the wonderful sculptural forms of the local farm horses pastured across the street from her home.
Her love for making art blossomed in elementary school when her fifth grade teacher put up a butcher paper mural around the lower part of two walls in our classroom. As part of her class studies she along with classmates painted large figures from Greek and Roman history on it. She excelled at this project and through high school and college continued to draw at every opportunity.
Lorraine Hayes has given lectures in art appreciation at the college level and to community organizations and has published art commentary in local newspapers. She has taught art to both children and adults. She has achieved Signature status in both the Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Texas Visual Arts Association.
Her work is in the collection of the Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, LA. Beside the Dallas area art centers and exhibit spaces, she has exhibited work at the Abilene Fine Art Museum, Abilene, TX, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX, Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, Slidell Art Center, Slidell, LA, West Texas Museum of Art, Midland, TX, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, and in the Societe International des Beaux-Arts, Paris France.