Lorna Hannett SFCA
I have always had a fascination for the beauty of nature and its many moods and elements. Living in a rural setting, I am surrounded and inspired every day, in all seasons. I also love to study people, adults and children alike, and try to capture each individual’s expressive nature in the portraits I do. I feel privileged to be able to express my love of nature and people through my art work and hope in some small measure that it will bring a certain amount of pleasure to those who view it.
Primarily self taught, Lorna has taken numerous workshops to further her artistic abilities. She uses a variety of mediums including acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil, graphite and her favorite, scratchboard. After teaching herself to use this medium, Lorna has experimented and pushed boundaries with it. In doing so, she has garnered recognition and won many awards both nationally and internationally and had her work featured in several magazines, including the International Artists Magazine.
Lorna is one of the Founders of and President of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) and is a Master Scratchboard Artist. (MSA) She is a senior Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) She has also been juried into, shown with and won a number of awards with FCA (Federation of Canadian Artists), ASA (Alberta Society of Artists) and the CIPA (Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists). Most recently she was awarded Best in Show Gold, Master Category for her work entitled “Pears Reflected” at the 1st Annual ISSA exhibition in California.
Lorna resides in the picturesque area of Burns Lake, British Columbia with her husband. She works in her home studio and also teaches students the fine art of scratching, both privately and at workshops.
AWARDS & Juried Shows
Best in Show Gold, Master Category, ISSA Exhibition, ARThouse Gallery, Glen Ellen, California “Pears Reflected” Scratchboard
People’s Choice Award Art Vision’s 2010 “A Big Thirst” Scratchboard
Classic Gallery Framing Silver Award Art Visions 2009 “Tea and Strawberries” Scratchboard
Award of Excellence: “Small, Smaller, Smallest” Exhibition, FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
“Moonlight Swim” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice: Spring Thaw show, FCA Calgary, AB “Elephant” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice: Spring Thaw show, FCA Calgary, AB “Otters” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice: Spring Thaw show, FCA Calgary, AB “That Tickles” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice: Winter Frost show, FCA, Calgary, AB “Dreaming Big” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice: Winter Frost show, FCA, Calgary, AB “Noma’s Rose” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice: Winter Frost show, FCA, Calgary, AB “Time For Brandy” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice: At the Edge show, FCA, Calgary, AB “Minnewanka 1” Acrylic
Juror’s Choice: At the Edge show, FCA, Calgary, AB “The Poppy Patch” Acrylic
Juried: “Art Fusion show, FCA Gainsbororgh Galleries Calgary, AB. “Lemur” Scratchboard
Honorable Mention in the North Light Book Club 12th Annual Cover Competition
Finalist in the Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition “Zebra” Scratchboard
Juried: Colors From the Light show, Calgary, AB.
Juried: FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, “All Creatures Great & Small” show- “Contemplation” Scratchboard
CIPA Award for Great Distinction, Master’s Gallery, CIPA National Show- “Joseph” Scratchboard
Jon Williams Award for Best Pastel or Graphic Medium Portrait- “Jazz” Scratchboard
Juried into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction -“The Horseman” Scratchboard
1st Place Best of Show, FCA Calgary Chapter Exhibition “Art at the Edge” –
“Jazz” Scratchboard Juror’s Choice, FCA Calgary
Chapter Exhibition “Art at the Edge” – “Grandma’s Boots” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice, FCA Calgary Chapter Exhibition “Art at the Edge” –“Rose Drop” Scratchboard
Alan Wylie Award, FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC “Black & White” Exhibition – “Zebra” Scratchboard
Juried – FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC “Black & White” Exhibition –“A Drink of Water”
1st Place North Light Book Club, 11th Annual Cover
Competition – “Joseph” Scratchboard
2nd Place Best of Show, FCA Calgary Chapter Exhibition “Winter Frost” –
Juror’s Choice, FCA Calgary Chapter Exhibition “Winter Frost”- “Glory” Great Egret
Juried – FCA Gallery, Vancouver, “Black & White” Exhibition – “Portrait of an Eagle”
Honorable Mention FCA Calgary Chapter Exhibition “Winter Thaw” – “Sunny” Scratchboard
Juror’s Choice, FCA Calgary Chapter Exhibition “Winter Frost”- “Dew Drops” Watercolor
Juror’s Choice, FCA Calgary Chapter Exhibition “Art at the Edge” – “A Point of View” Acrylic
Canadian Brushstrokes Magazine Feature Article
Galleries West Magazine “Joseph”
Feb/March 2004 issue #41
International Artists Magazine feature article, “Scratching the Surface” A demo of Maryann’s Rose
July/August 2004 – ArtAvenues Cover “Zebra”
– issue of Northern Horse Review, “The Horseman” used in advertisement for the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show and Auction.
March/April 2004 – Article- A Painting in the Life of Lorna Hannett –“Scratching the Surface:
Creating a Scratch Art Portrait”
March 2004 –North Light Book
Club Cover – “Joseph” Scratchboard
Article Wet Canvas.com “Joseph a WIP Scratch Portrait.