Sunday, 14 December 2008


Lorraine Marcus
Oil pastel on paper

Wednesday, 03 December 2008

Two new works

Tea with the Tillermans - Lorraine Marcus 2008
Oil on Canvas

Lorraine Marcus 2008
Acrylic on canvas

Sunday, 02 November 2008

Thursday, 11 September 2008

"Mommy, come see the ladies Dancing"

"Mommy, come see the ladies dancing"

Currently exhibiting at ISIS Gallery, The Village Walk, Sandton, South Africa

Pastels on paper

Inspired by the Tango, and the words of her 2 year old son when coming across an aerobics class.

"Mommy, come see the ladies dancing" 2

Pastels on paper

The second image inspired by the tango

I am the Walrus

Lorraine Marcus
Oil on board

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Broken Child ...

Oil on canvas

A news report of the tragic hijacking and shooting of a pregnant mother drove Lorraine to paint this. Both the mother and baby survived, but the inPublish Postjury to the unborn baby meant that she was born a paraplegic.

20th Century Celebrity Collages


Collage and oils on board

As full as Edith Piaf's life - images jump out from every inch of the canvas.
One of a series of three collages based on 20th century performing artists


Collage on board

The artist's interpretation of aspects of Marylin Monroe and her life.


Collage on board.

The artist's view of Charlie Chaplin and his era.

My Lost City - an African Dream

Pastel on paper

From a drawing of an artists' model, the image contains a variety of African images. The feelings of the painting evoked memories of the song - My African Dream

Saturday, 28 June 2008


A new work ...


Lorraine Marcus
Oils on board

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Pedi Lady

Oil on Canvas

The Pedi Lady is a portrait of a DRC woman living in South Africa. The painting is full of the images of Africa - space, desert ...

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Works in progress

The studio! Another work in progress by Lorraine Marcus

Friday, 18 April 2008


Art by Lorraine Marcus on exhibition ...

Zahava's Restaurant and Gallery.

47 Grant Avenue,


Friday, 11 April 2008

Township Jazz

Oils on canvas
Lorraine's impression of township music in the South Africa of the 1950's

Cocaine Lil

Pastels on Paper

This expressionistic painting was inspired by an anonymous poem "Cocaine Lil". The work contains some of the powerful imagery contained in the poem.

cocaine lil

did you ever hear about cocaine lil,
she lived in cocainetown on a cocaine hill,
she had a cocaine dog and a cocaine cat,
and they fought all night with a cocaine rat,
she had cocaine on her cocaine head,
a cocaine dress that was poppy red,
she wore a snowbird hat and sleighride clothes,
on her coat a crimson cocaine rose,
big red chariots on the milky way,
snakes and elephants, silver and grey,
oh the cocaine blues they make me sad,
oh the cocaine blues they make me feel so bad,
she went to a party one cold night,
the way she sniffed was sure a fright,
there was morphine sue and the poppyfaced kid
climbing up snow ladders and down they slid,
along in the morning about half passed three
they were all lit up like a christmas tree,
when she got home and started for bed,
she took another sniff and it knocked her dead,
they laid her out in her cocaine clothes
she wore a snowbird hat and a crimson rose,
on her headstone you'll find this refrain...
"she died as she lived sniffing cocaine"

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Brugel Revisited

Oil Pastels on Paper


An abstract expressionistic piece inspired by a combination of photo's of women and other images.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Water Babies

Oil on board

Childhood impressions of Charles Kingsley's "The Water Babies" provided the inspiration for this work. The painting is rich with abstract and fantasy images.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Gauteng Folly

Oil on Canvas.


Fat and Sexy! One of Lorraine's classics and a favourite!

Saturday, 05 January 2008

Work in progress - Township Jazz

Township Jazz

Oil on Canvas
A work in progress - check back for updates!

Wednesday, 02 January 2008

Tuesday, 01 January 2008

More works in progress ...

Oil on canvas (left) and pastels on board (below) - works in progress by Lorraine Marcus - February 2009.

An exhibition by Lorraine Marcus

An exhibition by Lorraine Marcus
Dasktari Art Gallery

Exhibition - Dasktari

Exhibition - Dasktari



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