Lorena Carrington is a photographic artist and illustrator. Her book Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women, with fairy tales retold by Kate Forsyth, was published by Serenity Press in 2017. The follow-up, The Buried Moon and Other Tales of Bright Young Women, is due out in March 2019, and she has more books coming out with Serenity Press over the next two years.
She exhibits regularly, contributes creative work to arts and literary festivals, and has artwork in national and international collections. She also presents talks and runs workshops in art, illustration and the relationship between text and image. She has appeared at conferences and major literary festivals to speak about visual storytelling, creating art in the Australian landscape, and feminism in myth and fairy tales.
Lorena’s illustrations are created from many photographs montaged together (up to 100 in each image), to create works that are rich with light and edged with darkness.
She grew up in a library and art studio so, after working as a photographer and practicing artist for twenty years, creating books feels like coming home.