Building 5, Studio 513
Media: Painting in Oil, Acrylic, and Pastel
Background: A fine art graduate from West Virginia University, Lynn has studied with some of the finest contemporary artists in the United States. She has earned signature membership in the Maryland Pastel Society and membership in the Pastel Society of America. She has exhibited widely, winning awards, in nationally juried exhibitions and galleries, and her work is enjoyed in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe. Notably, one of her paintings was selected for the permanent collection in the Jean-Haffen Museum, Dinan, France, upon her completion of an artist residency in 2011.
Additionally, Lynn was one of fifteen American artists selected to participate in the Caravan multi-cultural and international art project which took place at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC in the fall of 2014. Her work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, DC in 2015 and also in 2017.
Influences: Early exposure to antique Japanese woodblock prints that incorporated strong compositional elements, as well as working as a graphic designer, influence Lynn’s artistic sensibilities. Although her work is representational and grounded in nature, she is fascinated with the play of light, color, and shape in her work and never attempts to replicate exactly what she sees. Instead, Lynn’s landscapes represent how she felt while spending time in a certain natural setting.
Artistic Philosophy: Lynn’s mission as an artist is to help people feel peace in a troubled world and hectic daily lives. She finds comfort in nature and is driven to depict the solitude that she finds in her time outdoors. Trees are often a theme in her work because she sees trees as metaphors for our lives.