Lorraine Loots Representing SA In NYC

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES courtesy of Lorraine Loots VIDEO via CBS This Morning on YouTube

Lorraine’s talent has taken her from a creative with a clever idea to a world-famous painter in the space of just two years.

Her miniature paintings (from both the 365 Paintings For Ants and 365 Postcards For Ants series) have been featured by the likes of CNN, The Huffington Post, Instagram, Gizmodo, Colossal – and most recently – CBS News.

Lorraine was interviewed by the news giant’s morning edition while promoting her first international exhibition at the Three Kings Studio in Brooklyn, New York. On until 15 July 2015, #ANTSinNYC showcases 740 of her captivating tiny artworks. CBS anchor Anthony Mason reiterates her rapid success in the channel’s video interview: “When Loots started, her paintings were selling for about $40. Today, they go for nearly $1 000.”

Watch the interview below:

Local director Gareth Pon recently created a time-lapse video showing exactly how one of her works come together, in celebration of her journey to the Big Apple. Watch it here.

To view more of Lorraine’s work, like her Facebook page and follow her (along with the other 194 000 fans she’s accumulated) on Instagram.