Lorraine Brady FSSI., calligrapher. Nelson, New Zealand. Traditional and modern calligraphy and lettering design.
'I knew lettering was a passion from the time I started High School and yearned to write like my art teacher. I started with an Italic Handwriting class and was largely self- taught until, in my forties I travelled to Britain to study at the Roehampton Institute.
After two gloriously instructive years and a Certificate and Diploma in Calligraphy and bookbinding with Honours I exhibited at the Imperial College, London and was awarded Fellowship of the UK Society of Scribes and Illuminators. ( FSSI ), the first and only New Zealander to do so.
Returning to NZ I have continued to pursue my passion, occasionally visiting the Amazing Summer School in Winter hosted by the Calligraphy Society of Victoria, in Melbourne. There is always something to learn.'