the Artist

Discover the captivating world of Lorraine Jacobs, a valued contemporary artist whose ‘Broadview Studio’ resides peacefully in the outskirts of Christchurch. With a deep-seated passion for capturing the world’s striking beauty and endless fascination, Lorraine skilfully transforms her observations into dramatic landscapes, heartfelt portraits of humans and animals, notable architectural landmarks, and exquisite floral compositions.

Since her prize-winning debut in a juried show back in 1993, Lorraine’s remarkable talent in watercolour, acrylics, and oils has earned well-deserved recognition. Her paintings are immensely popular, leading to numerous commissioned works and several notable awards, solidifying her status as a respected artist.

Lorraine’s artistic journey has been enriched by her extensive travels and valuable time spent immersed in different cultures. From the awe-inspiring landscapes of Canada to the charming streets of Italy, the vibrant spirit of Australia, and the layered history of the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as her cherished New Zealand, Lorraine has honed her skills and gained invaluable insights from her experiences abroad.

Immersing herself in the art community, Lorraine has actively contributed as an executive member of Arts Canterbury and participated in organisations such as the Nashville Artist Guild, the Tennessee Watercolour Society, and the Tennessee Art League. Her talent has been recognized in the United States, where she has received awards as an exhibitor in the Central South Art Exhibition, spanning multiple states.

Additionally, Lorraine achieved the distinction of being a finalist chosen from thousands of contributors in ‘The Artist Magazine’s’ highly competitive juried competition.

Closer to home, Lorraine has been a familiar presence in local art events, including the ‘Celebrating Selwyn’ ten-day showcase, the Hororata Highland Games, and Darfield’s Art Week.

Lorraine’s paintings grace the walls of individual art enthusiasts and corporate collectors worldwide, from the United States, Canada, and Australia to Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore, southern Africa, and throughout New Zealand. Furthermore, Lorraine’s artistic influence extends to the next generation, as she has inspired and nurtured numerous students in central Canterbury.

Immerse yourself in Lorraine Jacobs’ world, where artistry and imagination intertwine to create captivating masterpieces that leave a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to experience her work.


“Wow! It’s so good! Oh, you’re so clever!” 
Stuart Jones, New Zealand

“Lorraine, the painting has been opened and has had a wonderful reception from my son and his family. I wanted my son to always have a reminder of his homeland, also the South Island where his father enjoyed years of tramping and mountaineering. He thought it captured the New Zealand vista beautifully and said what a fine artist you are Lorraine. His children and wife were also thrilled and he has promised to take them all to NZ as soon as he can! Everyone remarked on the very professional packaging as well.” 
Austin Family, Switzerland

“I have looked at many NZ paintings but your one seems to completely define all that is great about New Zealand, the wilderness, the mountains, flora. and famous rivers.” 
Sonya Austin, NSW Australia

“Oh, my heavens! I LOVE how you work with contrasts of color, shadows and light! Sheerly beautiful…” 
CB – Tennessee, USA