Lorna Fellas was born in Salford and after a somewhat nomadic early life her family returned from living in Cyprus and settled in Norfolk where she lived from the age of eight.
She is a graduate of DeMontford University and studied at Post Graduate level at Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Salford and has BA Hons in Fine Art, Cert Ed from Leicester University, ATD from DeMontford and MA in Fine Art from Salford University. In 2001 she was awarded a bursary that enabled her to take up a honorary research position at the prestigious Massachusetts College of Art in the USA. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows throughout the UK as well as in Europe and the USA.
“Blurring the lines between drawing, painting, sculpture and photography and the multidisciplinary nature of my work are critical facets of my practice. Drawing in two and three dimensions is critical to my work and is used as a means to develop and explore ideas further and as an end in itself.”
My ideas are inspired by my immediate environment and in the sounds, language and dynamics of everyday life.
The triggers for my work are constant, repeating themselves through different processes and vehicles, the vehicles change over time so the work looks different but the underlying themes and obsessions are constant.
My work references autobiographical and personal narratives and landscapes found either in ‘place’ or in ‘journey’—-
Artist talk Tuesday 15th August at 5.30.