Carrying on the great traditions of representational oil painting and passing that torch to her students are Lyn’s two great passions in life. She is an award winning plein air and studio oil painter with works that hang in private collections across the United States. Her devotion to painting ‘en plein air’ takes her on the road for more than half the year before returning to her studio in Durango, Colorado for the winter months. Her devotion to teaching began with nearly a decade as an illustration instructor and now continues through her workshops. After returning from studying art in Melbourne, Australia, Lyn began a 25 year career as an American illustrator and painter, garnering awards from the Oil Painters of America, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, the Society of Illustrators, the Art Directors Club, the Illustrators Workshops, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, among others. Lyn continues a lifelong quest to create ‘images that evoke’.
Collector's Choice Award - Fine Art Connoisseur: 9th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Arts 2017
Award of Excellence - OPA Western Regional Exhibit 2017: Illume Gallery, St. George, UT
Best Western Award: Plein Air Salon June/July 2017
Best of Show: Escalante Canyons Art Festival 2017
First Place: Oils - Red Rocks Art Festival 2017
First Place: Deadhorse Point Quick Draw - Red Rocks Art Festival 2017
Artist's Choice: Downtown Moab Quick Draw - Red Rocks Art Festival 2017