Loralee Jade grew up in Tasmania, has a BFA from VCA and now lives and works on the Sunshine Coast. Jade has exhibited her work throughout the country Since her graduation in 2014. Jade’s painting practice is concerned with the places in which we reside - physical, mental or otherwise - and the impacts our chosen surroundings imprint on us, and vice versa. The application of paint suggests layered movement through glimpses of memory, snippets of thought and traces of hope. Jade’s art practice is inspired by the spaces that we need for survival; the nooks of comfort, the spaces that are uncomfortable and demand expansion and the nostalgic reminiscent spaces. In this way her work creates connection between wellness and creation, luxury and necessity. Which can be seen through the amalgamation of spaces visited, remembered or inhabited.