Connected: The Textile Art of Lorraine Roy

2 November 2022

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When I asked Lorraine Roy what she’d consider to be the theme of her artwork, her reply was immediate: “We’re all connected.”

That sense of connection, between plants, their environment—and even the humans who experience her art—is unmistakable in the vibrant, dynamic fabric collages created by the Ontario-based textile artist. From realistic vistas inspired by the Niagara Escarpment to stunning abstracts of trees and their related ecosystems, Lorraine combines a powerful love of plant science and a deep understanding of the interconnection between humanity and nature to both portray connection and create it with the viewer. Lorraine joined me online from her home studio in Dundas, Ontario. We chatted about her process and how her background in ornamental horticulture continues to inform and inspire her vivid work.

All images courtesy of Lorraine Roy.

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About Michelle Woodvine

Michelle Woodvine is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor on a quest to never stop learning and making. When not wordsmithing for others, Michelle can usually be found working on her trilogy of speculative fiction novels, learning a new skill, or goofing around with her family (including her very own rocket scientist, two teenage boys, and one feisty ginger cat). Follow the weird, wonderful, and wordy adventures @woodvinewrites or visit

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