Lynne was a studio art graduate of Skidmore College (BS). She also graduated from New England School of Art and Design where she studied Environmental/Interior Design. While keeping up with her painting she has had several careers in architectural interiors and landscape design. For the last 10 years she has been working in her studio full time.
Animals and plants have always been a passion. She has an intensive small garden and many types of pets. She and her husband have a growing collection of Inuit art.
She has always been drawn to folk art and all manner of aboriginal art. Inuit images have been influential throughout her artistic career.
She is represented by the Three Stones Gallery in West Concord, Massachusetts, www.threestonesgallery.com.
Kitsune: Ghosts and Shadows
“ A taut relationship between color & line & surface & depth, that speaks for the dualism of flatness and illusionistic space..that characterizes the best modern paintings”.
This explains what I am trying to achieve in my work.
However, I feel equally vested about imbuing some aspect of spiritualism and mysticism such is expressed in aboriginal works. After 10 years or so, I worked exclusively on my Inuit Influences series. Having loved the simple, heartfelt sensibilities of Inuit art most of my life I was excited to explore their arts and merge them with themes or specific works of my favorite 20th century artists.
This series began after a trip to Japan in 2018 . In the beginning I integrated Japanese images with Inuit ones. But eventually the melding seemed forced . I then proceeded to exclusively use the mythological fox, Kistune, the message of the god Inari , to be the spiritual force in this series.
Ghosts and shadows explain the illusiveness of this fascinating character.
There are three artists that impacted this series: Kiyoshi Saito, Paul Klee and Stuart Davis.
Saito (1907-1997) was a grand master of Japanese 20th C. prints. You see his impact in the two framed works with a horizontal landscape format, #10 and #11. After doing using his “Garden, Autumn , Aizu for the basis of more than 6 works I returned to using artists that have had a great impact on me , Klee and Davis.
For these works I used a section of a painting and often worked a kitsune into the composition as a single line, a shadow of of the whole animal.
Paintings #12 and #13 use the same Klee background . Paintings #14 and #15 use same section of Davis’s Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors-7th Ave.Style .
I can rarely make many paintings using the same color scheme.
Truly, most of my work can usually be characterized by the use of color.
What motivates me is to explore the endless ways color can be used to create a strong composition and convey a unique ambience.
Lynne has created a large body of work called Inuit Influences which is based around the Inuit term Inua, meaning the spirit of all things. She uses Inuit images to direct the content of her paintings which she then reinterprets using a broad range of mixed mediums.
While maintaining a level of spontaneity and coarse simplification to exemplify the anima characteristic, she strives to deal with contemporary concerns of the relationships between form, line and color.
The mystical/spiritual aspect of transformation/shamanism, which allows people and animals to interchange, has been a catalyst for many paintings in this series.
In the last 4 years she has taken Inuit images, most often sculpture, and mixed it with works of some of her favorite artists such as Calder, Munch, Gottlieb, Klee and James Kerry Marshal.
She is working towards layering, blending and merging diverse imagery and concepts with a goal of maintaining a certain joie de vivre while pursuing a quest for increased abstraction.