Illusio Creative is the brand name of UK based artist and designer Lorrie Whittington.
Lorrie specialises in painting, illustration and photography. The majority of her work has been commission based for private collections.
Having trained in the 80's in Art & Design at Amersham College of Art (Foundation year and Diploma) and subsequently Fashion & Textile Design at UEL in London (BA). Lorrie has been working freelance for the past 20 years or so in London and on the South Coast, and has been selling her art online since 2000. Lorrie has exhibited all over the world and her work resides in many private collections, including Europe, the US and South America. Influences range from the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic, to the Post Modernist, and is deeply influenced by the iconography and art of the Celtic La Tene period. Her work embodies a diverse and eclectic flavour with a keen eye for colour, form and symmetry, mainly abstract in nature, and easily recognisable for her bold use of colours, texture and pattern.
Lorrie is editor of Chichester Creative Network magazine, an online magazine supporting the creative industries and individuals in the Chichester and West Sussex and is also part of the editorial team for UK Handmade.
Lorrie has a solo show entitled 'Against the Tide' in June at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester, and another entitled 'Sea Dreams' at the Writers Retreat in Cobnor in August. Lorrie is also working on a series of illustrations for a children's book.