About the Book
Lorlett reflects the experience of an artistic retreat in Jamaica
I call myself a recovering artist who has an artistic practice of poetic text and painted abstraction that uses ArtBooks as a canvas. My artistic practice of Fine Art as storytelling, Peach Mango Maverick involves the chronicling and exploring the philosophy of life as journey; individually, communally, geographically and culturally. I am equally fascinated by the stories people tell themselves about themselves. Grande Visual Narrative artwork has a much bigger social commentary on things like identify and history. Visual Narrative commissions try to catch the beauty in death and memories as legacy for those who have passed; Narratives are a series of artistic journals for those who want to recover buried artistry, beginning with portrait journals, which record my attempts to grapple with self-portraits during recovery and which encourage others to do the same.