I'm Lorraine James. I've been painting for just a few years, since my junior year of high school. My first time painting was in an art class, which I chose as a fun elective. Even though it was my first time painting, I realized quickly that I had a knack for it and I grew to love it. I do have two very artistic uncles, so perhaps I inherited an artistic gene from them.

In the art class mentioned above, we all only used acrylic paint, so naturally I have a bend towards it, and that's all I use so far. I hope to explore other types in the future; I am especially intrigued by oil paints.

I was born in Florida and raised in North Carolina. Currently I'm residing in a small town called Shelby, NC, which is a short distance from Charlotte. One day I would love to move back to Florida. Most of my family is there, and it just feels like home.

In the past I've been very shy about my art, but now I'm ready to come out of my shell and share. I'm super psyched to be a part of the ArtPal community.

Thanks for visiting my gallery :)