Lorraine studied printmaking at the University of Canterbury and was granted her Masters of Fine Art in painting at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
She was a finalist in the 32nd Alice Art Prize; winner of the Zinni Douglas Merit Award; winner of the Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award; and has been the recipient of the William Hodges Fellowship and an invited artist in residence at CAMAC, Centre of Contemporary Art in Champagne, France. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and in 2012 her work was selected as one of 23 artists representing the previous 20 years of New Zealand painting in Docking, G, Dunn, M & Hanfling,E. 240 Years of New Zealand Painting.
Her work is represented in private collections in Australia, France and New Zealand, and in public collections in New Zealand.
Lorraine is a Senior Lecturer in the Bachelor of Design and Art programme at UCOL Whanganui and a UCOL Fellow.