Based in Wellfleet, MA, Lorraine La Pointe’s (b. Connecticut 1965) oil paintings reflect the ever changing landscape of the Outer Cape.
La Pointe draws her inspiration from ephemeral effects in nature revealing a fragile instant of either quiet equilibrium or violent tension between earth and sky. Her compositions are generally minimal with attention paid to mood and temperature – the land itself serving as a stage for what might be a dramatic performance.
Saturated color applied moderately to the canvas evokes a storm ripping across a marsh or a hazy summer day, and speaks to the viewer’s inevitably emotional response to natural phenomena.
Lorraine La Pointe’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and has appeared in Cape Cod Life Magazine and the Cape Codder, Cape Cod, MA. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA.
La Pointe studied art and architecture at Parsons School of Design and The New School, New York, NY where she earned her BFA.