Lorna Wildon

Joy Ride! – Watercolor

Lorna Wildon was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. She painted since childhood.

After graduating in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, she returned to Michigan State University for a Master’s Degree in Theatre.

As a singer and actress she has preformed in Michigan and the East, including appearances with the Detroit Civic Theatre as Anna in the King and I and Maria in The Sound of Music.

She spent 31 years as a teacher and drama Director at Royal Oak Kimball High School, where she designed and directed the plays and musicals.

When she retired, she devoted time to her first love, painting. After working in oils for many years, she preferred the freshness and spontaneity of watercolor. She participated in solo exhibitions and juried art shows.

Awards include 3 Best of Show and Artist of the year from the South Oakland Art Association.

She was the President of the Royal Oak Arts Council and Chairperson of the Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair.

She passed away in 2013 and her dedication to the arts will be missed.

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