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Plein air painting unites two of Lorraine Goddard’s greatest passions: creativity and the outdoors. As an avid traveler and hiker from the Pacific Northwest, she strives to fill her paintings with the beauty and power of nature.

All of Lorraine’s oil paintings—whether completed in the field or in her home studio in Lynnwood, Washington—are fundamentally inspired by the plein air experience and the color of light in the natural world.

Lorraine’s paintings have recently been featured in juried shows sponsored by the Cole Gallery, Plein Air Washington Artists, Magnuson Park Space Gallery and Northwind Art in Port Townsend. In 2023, her painting “A New Vision” placed first in the Edmonds Marsh Estuary Painting Contest in Edmonds, Washington.

After fifteen years as a classroom teacher in the Pacific Northwest and Brazil, with short stints in Korea and Taiwan, Lorraine now divides her time between her day job as a writer and her passion for painting. She lives near Seattle with her husband, son, daughter, dog, cat, and several dozen trees. Lorraine has degrees in history, education, and music from Whitworth University and a Master of Education from the University of Washington.