Lorraine Berkshire-Roe, Illustrator and Artist

News and Events


  • Winchester Guildhall 'inspired events' Craft/Art fair, Saturday 30th November.  I will be selling my hand-made wares at the Winchester Guildhall again this year, a different organiser but same venue. I have some new things planned, definitely developing a bird theme.
  • The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th October 2013. I have a selection of pigs, one dog. 2 Herring Gulls on Pasties, a Magpie and a good selection of birds of biscuits which will be on exhibition at the fair this year on the dates stated. It is my 6th year exhibiting here, a highlight of my papier maché year.
  • Wild Britain Exhibition. From April to end of June 2013 I will be exhibiting a selection of my birds on Biscuits at the Tube Gallery in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. http://thetubegallery.com/wild-britain
  • Winchester Handmade Art and Designer Fair Dec 1st & 2nd 2012 Two days with my papier maché wares at the best craft/handmade fair I have had the pleasure of taking part in.
  • London Affordable Art Fair 2012 My fifth year at this fair, exhibiting a selection of papier maché creatures and birds and biscuit ensemble pictures with the New British Artists.
  • Oxfordshire Artweeks 12th - 20th May 2012. See the facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/uppartists/


  • Handm@de Art and Craft Fair Winchester  I will be having a stall at this event on Saturday 26th november 2011 at The Guildhall Winchester, 10am -5pm. Here is the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/handmadewinchester                                                     
  • LONDON AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2011 Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd October.  I exhibited again this year with the New British Artists, it was my fourth time there, always a high light of my year papier maché wise. I am actually going to get down there this year, probably on the Friday.  http://www.affordableartfair.com/portal/home                                                               .
  • WINCHESTER HANDMADE ART FAIR July 10th 2011 at the Guildhall in Winchester. I will be sharing a stall with my sis Lisa again, we are testing the waters to see how a summer stall goes. This will be the last shared stall so come now if you want to see us together in full twin action.                                                                    .
  • SOUTHWARK STUDIOS OPEN WEEKEND Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June 2011. As part of the Open Studios and Art weekend in Southwark, my papier maché dogs and cats and various Birds on Biscuits will be exhibited at Southwark Studios: http://www.southwarkstudios.com/.
  • JANUARY 2011 WORK IN PROGRESS: I am working on more Birds and Biscuits and some new dogs, also taking time out to plan what I am going to make for more craft fairs next year. I am planning to do more fairs in the Summer and Christmas 2011, watch this space for more news. I have a couple of papier maché commissions that I am about to start working on, if anyone wants to commission me for papier maché or illustrations please feel free to get in contact via the contact section. I am excited about the working year ahead, after 2 years of keeping things ticking over while my daughter demanded the majority of my time, I am looking forward to spending more time making things, painting and drawing.
  • WALLY THE WHIMBREL BOOK for Natural England. It is my first illustrated book for children. It is not for general release but was distributed to the school children of Yorkshire in Spring 2011 to educated them about bird ringing and the migratory habits of the Whimbrel. It is a wading bird similar to a curlew that has been stopping over in a nature reserve in the Derwent Valley in Yorkshire on its route from Africa back to its breeding grounds in Iceland. there are 3 pictures from the book in my illustration section. It is all very exciting, I am so pleased to see my first illustrated book in print.


  • Handm@de CRAFT FAIR, WINCHESTER Saturday 13th November 2010. The picture to the right shows part of my stall at this fair.


  • AFFORDABLE ART FAIR LONDON 2010 I exhibited and sold some of my Papier Maché Pets and Birds on Biscuits with the Gallery New British Artists at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, October 21-24 2010.


  • ART BOOT SALE AT THE KUBE GALLERY, PARKSTONE, POOLE I displayed for sale some of my smaller papier maché items, knitted Christmas cards and papier maché decorations at the Christmas Art Boot Sale on Saturday 28th November 2009. I had a joint stall with my twin sister Lisa who displayed for sale her Cheery Deary felt creations and also cards and prints. It was a fun day though the foot-fall could have been better!
  • AFFORDABLE ART FAIR LONDON 2009 I exhibited and sold some of my Papier Maché Pets and Birds on Biscuits with the Gallery New British Artists at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, October 22-25. I also exhibited my papier maché at the fair in October 2008.
  • CAMBRIDGE ART FAIR 2009 I exhibited my Papier Maché Pets and Birds on Biscuits with the Gallery New British Artists at the Cambridge Art Fair at Chilford Hall Vineyard on 5-7th June 2009.
  • ARTWEEKS 2008: CANVAS WOOD PAPER & SAND I participated in Artweeks 2008 with 3 other artists in Cowley. I exhibited my papier maché and produced many new items for the event, mainly with a theme of British wildlife as well as exhibiting my Papier mache animals from the Zoo-Illogical and some of my prints and pictures. This was the first time I exhibited the Birds on Biscuits which I created for this event.
  • SPOON RACE 2007 The Spoon Race was an art project to celebrate 1000 years of Oxfordshire's history. I made a wooden spoon into a lady called Dervorguilla of Galloway who was one of the founders of Balliol College. The spoons were exhibited in groups at various venues in Oxfordshire, and culminated in the entire collection being exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in September 2007.


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  1. Vivian Gallaher avatar
    Vivian Gallaher Jun 5, 2012

    Hi Lorraine, finally got around to visiting your website after obtaining your card whilst you had a stall at the Oxford Garden Centre at Christmas. It is very good. I am intrigued as to how Dervorguilla of Galloway caught your attention creatively. Kind regards, Vivian.

  2. Lorraine Berkshire-Roe avatar
    Lorraine Berkshire-Roe Jun 14, 2012

    Hello, nice t have a follow up message, that craft fair seems a long time ago now! I must get a picture of her back on my website, I had Devorguilla here at one point but she has slipped out of view. I shall find her and get her back on in the next few days if you want a look. I enjoyed the project, that was about 4-5 years ago now I think. Thanks for the interest.