1. HAVE YOU ALWAYS PAINTED?
Yes, but for years I wanted to wright professionally instead. I graduated from Smith with a degree in literature and spent several years after that writing. I then had a little church show and to my surprise sold several of my watercolor pieces. From there I couldn't put down my paint brush and just kept painting.
2. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT MATTER?
I hesitate a little to answer this because I love painting almost anything. I guess paintings speak louder than words, though, and so you would probably guess flowers are my favorite subject matter.
3. WHAT ARE SOME PAINTING TECHNIQUES YOU FREQUENTLY USE?
I used to only use brushes but the past year or so I have developed a love for pallet knifes. They really help me loosen up and I feel, bring a new energy to my work. I also usually do an under-painting and then gradually add other color on top of it.
4. DO YOU HAVE ANY ARTIST THAT YOU ADMIRE?
The list goes on and on, but a few of my favorites are Degas, Max Field Parrish, Klimt and Matisse.
5. WHAT FUTURE PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR ART?
I am preparing for shows and exhibitions, and also will be teaching at the Birmingham Museum of Art's Studio School. They have wonderful workshops for anyone that wants to learn a little (or a lot!) about art.
Lorrie Lane is still the reigning Junior Miss Finger Lakes in upstate New York. She won in 1979 and they stopped the competition the year after, so she still holds on to the crown. This was the first and only pageant Lorrie participated in for scholarship money, and says she won on her public speaking skills and is glad she doesn't have to rely on pageant money any more.