Artists Statement 

My dialogue with the sea is ongoing, and a repetitive subject in my work. I am particularly interested in the elusive quality of fog on the water, which can be sensed but never truly seen, felt but never fully grasped. There is something irrefutable about the draw of the sea. Intangible and seductive, it summons us all, individually and collectively, for solace, reflection, company. The rhythms of the sea are ever changing – quiet, strong, gentle, raging – taking me back time and time again, always finding something new. My approach to painting is purely intuitive, and my tools are simple and few – oils, wax, canvas, and palette knife. My relationship with the sea translates visually into an abstract, minimalist dialogue. I am interested in creating richness and subtlety through meticulous blending of color, depth of imagery through the addition of a wax medium, and the infusion of a moody, ethereal overtone to the image that draws the viewer into the work, with the promise of respite at the water’s edge.
2016 Monmouth Museum New Jersey Emerging Artist Lorraine
DeProspo resides in Montclair New Jersey and Provincetown Massachusetts. 


“Real or Not”–An Exhibition of Abstract and Representational Paintings
B&G Home Interiors, Asbury Park, NJ April 22–April 30
“Where the Sea Meets the Sky”–Lorraine DeProspo and RitaMarie Cimini Wade Maxx Gallery, Upper Montclair, NJ March 3–April 23
“Lorraine DeProspo–The Rhythms of the Sea” 2015-2016 NJ Emerging Artist Series–SOLO EXHIBITION Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ June 3–July 12, 2016
“Loraine DeProspo–Summer Musings” (2-person show) JCC–West Orange, NJ September 11 – October 23, 2016
“Perspectives–Lorraine DeProspo and Philippa Scott” The Gallery at Hillside Square, Montclair, NJ September 30–December 16, 2016
“Convergence–Lorraine DeProspo: Continuum and Monica Litvany: New Works” 73 See Gallery, Montclair NJ April 12–June 12, 2015
“Montclair Art Museum Gala of the Arts – Artist Invitational”Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ April, 2015
“Sixteenth Annual Gaelen Juried Show” JCC Whippany, NJ May 17–June 21, 2015
“Art For Life” 28 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ October, 2014–November, 2014
Elements Therapeutic Massage Studio, Montclair NJ December, 2012–June, 2013
“Shades of Abstraction” Juried Show SMI Galleries @ Academy Square, Montclair, NJ September–December, 2012
“disconnected” Juried Show Arts Council of the Morris Area, Gallery at 14 Maple Morristown NJ May–September, 2012
“Annual Members Exhibition” SMI / Montclair Public Library June, 2007
“Echoes and Reflections” Juried Show Gallery 214 Art Space, Montclair NJ June, 2005
“Works on Paper” Juried Show Gallery Beshert, Montclair NJ June, 2005
“Members Opening” Gallery Beshert, Montclair NJ October, 2004
“Montclair Fine Art” Juried Show Gallery 214 Art Space, Montclair NJ November, 2003
“Group Show”
The Space Gallery, Bloomfield NJ September, 2002
“Artsfest 2000 Invitational” – Montclair State University, Montclair NJ January, 2000