Lynn was recently honored by being selected, for the second consecutive year, as a Finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition. She is also serves on the Faculty of the Portrait Society of America Conference held in Atlanta this year. In 2012, her painting “Tom Poynor in the Studio” received one of the very top awards - First Honor. Lynn was also selected as a Finalist in the ARC International Salon 2012 for her portrait “Tom Poynor”, which is a head-study of the same subject. This painting was awarded with an “Award of Excellence” at the Salon International 2012 as well.
Lynn’s educational background began as a child as she born into a family of artists. Her father was a professional Fine Artist, an art teacher and a member of the United Scenic Artist Union and her mother graduated from the Cooper Union School in New York City. Lynn’s own formal art education began when she was invited as an entry-level student, but by special permission, was accelerated to study with 4th year students, at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Following that Lynn studied at the Ridgewood Art Institute, N.J., The Art League of Alexandria, VA, and the California Art Institute in Westlake Village, CA, where she later became an instructor. She furthered her development alongside many contemporary artists through workshops, classes and private study.
Lynn's professional career began in the 1980’s, painting watercolor illustrations for Reader’s Digest magazine. As the world of editorial illustration began to undergo changes, she segued into fine art, selling her work through galleries around the country. The inspiration for Lynn’s work stems from her appreciation of the beauty of nature, love of art history and passion for painting. She enjoys depicting a broad range of subject matter, from landscapes to figures, but currently finds painting people both the most challenging and rewarding to her as an artist. It has been through over 30 years of observing nature, studying and practicing drawing and painting, that she has found her voice. A professional artist for over thirty years, Lynn’s work may be found in collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Lynn has been represented by prestigious galleries across the country. A professional artist for over thirty years, her work may be found in collections throughout the United States and abroad. Lynn currently resides in the San Francisco East Bay area.