About

Artist Statement

Lynn is essentially a self-taught artist. She completed a one year Design Arts College Course and has taken many workshops and studies to improve her craft.  Lynn took up her paint brushes again in 2004 after a twenty year hiatus.

She grew up in Ontario farm country where she was able to work around and with farm animals. She was passionate about horses and was lucky enough to own and ride her own horses as a child and for years after.

From an early age she loved to paint. Although her subject matter varies, her favorite pictures are those that portray animals and she especially enjoys painting horses.  Animals and birds with their endless expressions, action poses and antics provide a never ending source of inspiration for her.

“It is extremely gratifying to paint the effects of lights and darks on silky coats or feathers and to create life and vibrancy with vivid colours. My goal is to tell a story by using movement and spontaneity to capture the character of a particular animal. Creating art is a continuous learning experience and a wonderful challenge.”

Lynn mainly paints in oil and acrylic for her large pieces and uses ink and watercolour for her smalls but also enjoys using a variety of other mediums.

Lynn lives in the country with her husband just outside of Baltimore, Ontario.

Memberships

  • Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
  • Cobourg Art club
  • East Central Ontario Art association
  • Oshawa Art Association
  • The Northumberland Hills Arts Association Inc. “Spirit of the Hills”

Galleries

STONEWOOD GALLERY
3311 Burnham Street N
Cobourg, Ontario K9A 4J7
905.373.1252

Juried Exhibitions and Awards

  • 2015
    • “Three Beauties” selected for the Hebrew learning textbooks for 4th grade students in Israel – “A Good Word” (“Mila Tova”). Published by CET – The Center for Education Technology.
    • And All that Jazz Art Show, Port Hope, Ontario
    • OAA 47th Annual Juried Show, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
    • 24th Annual Christmas at Presqu’ile Arts & Craft Show, Brighton, Ontario
  • 2014
    • 14th Annual Maple Syrup Festival Juried Art Show, Warkworth, Ontario
    • 24th Annual Lions Fine Art Show, Cobourg, Ontario
    • One of a Kind Artist & Artisan Show, Newcastle, Ontario
    • ECOAA 56th Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Bancroft, Bancroft, Ontario
    • OAA 46th Annual Juried Show, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Trent Hills Gallery & Studio Hop Tour, Trent Hills, Ontario
  • 2013
    • 45th Annual Juried OAA Art Exhibition at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa,
      Ontario. Winner of “Best in Oil” category
    • Grafton Village Inn Art Exhibition and Competition Juried Show, Grafton, Ontario
  • 2012
    • 35th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario
    • 12th Annual Maple Syrup Festival Juried Art Show and Sale, Warkworth, Ontario
  • 2011 – 34th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2010 – 10th Annual Maple Syrup Festival Juried Art Show and Sale, Warkworth, Ontario
  • 2008 – 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario

Solo Shows

  • 2012 – Solo Show, The Dutch Oven, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2011 – Solo Show “Horsing Around” Spirit of the Hills, Warkworth, Ontario

Art Shows

  • 2015
    • 61st Annual Art Show, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario
    • OAA Camp Samac Spring Art Show, Oshawa, Ontario
    • OAA 34th Annual Fall Art Festival, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Make it Indie Christmas Fine Craft & Art Show, Cobourg, Ontario
    • 100 Small Paintings Show and Sale, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Clarington, Ontario
  • 2014
    • 60th Annual Art Show, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario
    • OAA Camp Samac Spring Art Show, Oshawa, Ontario
    • OAA 33th Annual Fall Art Festival, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Make it Indie, Christmas Fine Craft & Art Show, Cobourg, Ontario
    • Hoselton Sculptures & Visiting Artisans Open House, Colborne, Ontario
    • 100 Small Paintings Show and Sale, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Clarington, Ontario
  • 2013
    • 32nd Annual Fall Art Festival, Oshawa Art Association, Oshawa, Ontario
    • 59th Annual Art Show and Sale, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario
    • Art in Public Places, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2012 – 58th Annual Art Show and Sale, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2011
    • “Northumberland County”, representing Grafton Horticultural Society, Sudbury, Ontario
    • 57th Annual Art Show and Sale, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2010 – 56th Annual Art Show and Sale, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2009 – 55th Annual Art Show and Sale, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2008 – 54th Annual Art Show and Sale, Cobourg Art Club, Cobourg, Ontario

Dine with Art Series

  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015-The Mill Restaurant and Pub Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2012
    • A Culinary Affair Cobourg, Ontario
    • Dalewood Golf and Country Club, Port Hope, Ontario
    • Group Show, The Bean Coffee House, Cobourg, Ontario
  • 2011 – Dalewood Golf and Country Club, Port Hope, Ontario