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Lorraine Maggs

Lorraine Maggs is a teacher and artist. She travelled through Europe after completing her teaching degree, having spent two years teaching in Whyalla and a year teaching in Darwin.

But I remember one-time when we were in primary school we were asked to bring along a picture to copy and I brought along and this beautiful picture, I thought, of autumn trees. It was an avenue of trees with all the autumn leaves falling, you know. And I painted that and just worked out how to do it in a sort of a dot quasi Van Gogh, though I'd never heard of Van Gogh. And I got such a kick out of it and I remembered that and thought, ‘I want to be an artist’

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