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Welcome to the website of Lorraine McLoughlin and Peter Fitzgerald.

Yankalilla, in the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia, 85km south from Adelaide, is now our home where we pursue a life involved in the arts of the local community as well as our own creative work.

Peter now follows his passion to paint and has a body of art work to prove it. He to  has a studio which overlooks the garden where, when he pauses from painting, he finds plenty to do there, in the orchard or elsewhere on our five acres. Or sometimes he thinks that it seems to be the other way around: that he interrupts working outside to squeeze in his art.   

My focus is on writing and latterly on two books about artists. However, as I prefer not to look at anything that requires or reminds me of tasks undone, I face out from my writing room to the paddocks. For some months of the year these are green but during summer the grass is seared golden by the harsh conditions of a Mediterranean climate. The beach is nearby though and we love this part of South Australia.

All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.

James Baldwin