Lorraine at the Monster Bash with the Rondo Award for Best Magazine Cover of
2005 (Monster Bash Magazine #4 - King Kong).
Photo courtesy of The Classic Horror Film Board.
"I want to give special honor and
appreciation to my father, Milan, who taught me art as a child...and to parents,
all parents, who support the efforts and encourage their children (and adult
children) in what they love to do...even if, in some cases, it is not
ABOUT THE ARTIST|
Lorraine Brinit Bush was raised in Johnstown, PA. She graduated from the
Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate Degree in Visual Communications,
and from LaRoche College of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of Science in Art and
Lorraine taught painting and crafts at Alvernia College in Reading, PA.
She has worked as an artist-illustrator designing and painting book covers,
decorator plate designs, and doll designs. Her work has also appeared on
bookmarks, magnets, coloring books, calendars, postcards, journals, mugs, throws
and decals. She has done commercial work for the Bradford Exchange, Simon
& Shuster, Zebra Publishing, Tyndale Publishing, Pinnacle Books, Thomas Nelson
Publishing, Cook Communications, Barbour Publishing, Lenox, Danbury Mint,
Fawcett Publishing, and the Ashton & Drake Galleries.
She has always had an interest in horror and science fiction, and enjoys
painting classic monsters as well as subjects from Star Trek and Star Wars.
Her father, who taught her art as a child, suggested she enter the painting
competition at the 35th Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention in 1993, held in
Crystal City, VA. She won first place for her painting, "Self
Service"...the idea and title having been provided by her father. This
gave her the incentive to do additional monster paintings.
She has exhibited at various conventions since 1986, including the Chiller
Theatre Conventions in Secaucus, NJ from 1993 to 1997, both the Zombie Jamboree
in 1993 and the Horror & Comic Convention in 2002 in Monroeville, PA, and the
Monster Bash Convention held in western PA from 1998 through 2006.
awards include tying for 6th place and winning 3rd place with fly-fishing
paintings for the Fish & Boat Commission's national art competitions. She
also won the Rondo Award for Best Magazine Cover of 2005 with her painting of