Ruth Randall elected member of The Leicester Society of Artists
On buying Di’s painting "The Potting shed at Calke Abbey"… "Thankyou to Di Lorriman for painting such a beautiful picture. I’m one very happy lady!" February 2016
Dave Bigby – Treasurer for Friends of the Bath Grounds
Regarding the design of the large Mosaic for display on the Bath Grounds. "Many thanks for your excellent work" January 2016
Chris Sturdy, Regional Operations Manager at Conkers
"We commissioned you to produce an imaginative illustration of people on the new Hi and Lo Ropes Activity. Thankyou Di. You have carefully listened to exactly what we wanted and we are delighted with the resulting picture which we can use to advertise the new rope walk." May 2015
Civic Award by the Town Council of Ashby
2013 Di was presented with a Civic Award by the Town Council of Ashby for "noteable service to our community and for the furthering of civic pride in this historic town"
Paul Bunton- Community Project Manager for the Woodland Trust
"Thanks Di, for the fantastic watercolour you painted for us as Artist in Residence for Her Royal Highnesses visit to the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood on the Ist June 2012. It was a truly memorable day and I think you have captured the colour and excitement of the day beautifully in the painting. It also highlights nicely the start of this landscape scale project that will change dramatically over the coming years…"
Richard Leatherdale. Editor History Press
"Your illustration looks superb. The actual buildings and ships look terrific and instantly recognisable…" April 2011
IBBY ( International Board on Books for Young People)
promoted her work during a conference for Central Asian and North African regions. Nada Barakat Khawaja's talk was summarised www.readingstart.org/2013/04 "UK artist Di Lorriman. Notice how various aids are seamlessly integrated into the illustration and how children with disabilities are participating in activities and not being singled out."
Children in the Picture
Di was on the steering committee of Children in the picture, a project run by SCOPE that aims to promote the inclusion of disabled children in early years picture books and stories
Di is a tutor at the Residential Adult Education College. Get away from it all and learn to paint or draw at the same time
Ashby De La Zouch Museum
"…is engaged in an exciting project with Di, which will stretch over a two-year time period. Twenty eight watercolours of the fascinating History of Ashby are being drawn by Di and they are particularly aimed at younger visitors to the Museum. Each picture contains visual signs enabling children with communication difficulties to understand parts of the drawing. This undoubtedly promotes inclusiveness - a key aim for both Di and the Museum Trustees." 25/06/10
Please click on the above links to find out more about these projects…