An artist from the Central West of NSW, Loretta Thurtell very much enjoys working with both watercolours and oils. Born in Waverley, she grew up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. She was educated at St Catherine's and Sydney Girls' High School before attending Sydney University and Armidale Teachers' College. Loretta began painting fifteen years ago.
Her favourite subjects at this stage are flowers, landscapes, houses, gardens and streetscapes. She lives with her husband on a farm in the orchard country surrounding Lake Canobolas where the beauty of the area is a constant stimulus to paint.