Lynda was able to work as a Gallery Manager and learn the business side of the art world while studying oils under Harold Cooper of Wesleyan University, Ohio. She also, pursued many instructional classes, in portraiture, en plein air painting and Art Business. The artist has built a strong portfolio, followers, collectors and supporters. Lynda continues to build her portfolio, while continuing to experiment with mediums & techniques.
Lynda comes from a family who had many artists at the kitchen table after dinner. Chatting & Drawing over the day’s work. You see they also, owned, bred, raised and raced standard bred race horse's. Lynda inevitably, moved south and became a Vet Tech. Her love of animals and art continued through her life. Career & travels. All these skills aided her in her art studies! She was more in tune with the compositions of animals and gave her a very keen eye for nature. Lynda continues her travels & adventures with her partner Kevin, of 20 yrs. experiencing beautiful moments in nature to depict her representation to you.
Current Galleries Xanadu, online Gallery, Nevada
VIP's Collectors - Fort Malden Museum, Amherstburg -Denning’s Funeral Home Chatham Ontario -Blue Spruce Resorts, Dorset Ontario -Sear's, Leamington Ontario -Rona's, Windsor Ontario -Home Hardware, Windsor Ontario -Home Designer, Kingsville Ontario -Essex Public Library Ontario -Church, Woodsley, Ontario -Pastor, Gatineau, Quebec
Public Collectors French Emersion School, Puce Ontario Commissioned Mural Montessori School, Lakeshore Ontario Commissioned Mural Town of Essex, Ontario restoration of town murals Commissioned Murals
City of Windsor, Ontario painted with a team of artists to revitalize areas with 5 public murals, Employed by the Windsor Art Studio Amherstburg, Ontario Created a 130’ Mural for the Town donated by Rona Commissioned Mural Sears, Leamington Ontario Created Murals within the Store for Publicity for the local Builders Displays.
Private Collectors - Lynda has many Private Collectors, throughout Canada, U.S.A, Portugal, Germany
Publications/Articles - Xanadu Gallery, Collectors Catalogue, Arizona, 2018, Windsor Star, front page article -Mural for Fort Malden Museum -Leamington Star, front page article on Solo Art Show -Leamington Star, front page article on Exhibiting/demonstration at the Home & Garden Show -Airbrush Magazine, article on Latest painting -Cottage Country Magazine, front page, Story on Local Artist exhibiting her works at the Library. -Essex Newspaper, front page, article on giving the Town Murals a Facelift! -Essex Newspaper, front page, article on Artist believes in Healing through the Arts. -Essex Newspaper, front page, article on Interview with Mural Artist! Painting the Town. - Woodsley, paper, article on artist visiting the area and showcasing her artwork. - Columbus, Ohio, front page article on artist drawing to scale the shipwreck the adventurer and returning the propeller she found. - Mt. Vernon, Ohio Newspaper, front page article on artist sketching at the fairgrounds.
Awards - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in pencil drawing, Mixed Media & acrylics - Columbus State Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in Mixed Media & acrylics - Columbus State Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in acrylics - Columbus State Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in oils - Columbus State Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in pencil, Croton Ohio Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in Mixed Media, Croton Ohio Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in acrylics, Croton Ohio Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in oils, Croton Ohio Fair - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in pencil drawing, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in Mixed Media, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in acrylics Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Several 1st Place ribbons awarded, in oils Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grants - Government Grant, awarded, Columbus, Ohio - Privately Funded Grant awarded, Windsor, Ontario - Privately Funded Grant awarded, Windsor, Ontario - Privately Funded Grant awarded, Windsor, Ontario - Privately Funded Grant awarded, Windsor, Ontario - Privately Funded Grant awarded, Windsor, Ontario - Privately Funded Grant awarded, Windsor, Ontario
Born and raised in Southern Ontario, her home was filled with family, sketching and reminiscing together. You see, Lynda Irene was named after her grandmother, who was also an artist. Lynda has a little bit of everyone who has touched her heart over the
years in her studio, including a charcoal sketch from her namesake.
This artist endearingly remembers her father sketching in charcoal, pen and ink. She still has his box of charcoals in her studio, right alongside his pens from Germany, Italy, France and England. Hung up along the walls are pictures he sketched during the war. These memories of her father and grandmother are treasured by Lynda. She pushes herself to grow as an artist by keeping the old master’s techniques and realism alive as much as she can.
Lynda has dabbled in several mediums over the years, but she considers herself an oil painter. She also enjoys working with
acrylics and gel mediums, as well as the airbrush, whenever the artwork dictates it.
Growing up with a horse family, she began to
travel at an early age. Throughout her career,
Lynda has travelled all over Canada and the
U.S. She always spent her travels sketching,
painting and sightseeing. Lynda was proactive
in the communities she visited and would get
involved with artist associations. This led her
to meet and interview with the manager of the
Stratford Gallery in Ohio and would place her
right where she needed to be to further her
Lynda was able to shadow the curator, learn
the business side of the arts and study art
history, all while filling the role of the
gallery's assistant manager. She also learned
about designing and framing. All the work
that came in passed through her and the
manager, including a very large, original
Pollock painting that came in to be framed.
After paintings and hand heirlooms were
designed, they were passed to the framers to
finish, and then came back to her for
Lynda has always had an adventurous
personality. After receiving her scuba-diver
licence in Tobermory, Ont., she tackled deep
water and cave diving in Florida. Lynda
undertook to document to scale The
Adventurer shipwreck in Lake Erie for the
Wisconsin Shipwreck Museum. She acquired
an Ohio state grant to return the propeller,
which she found in Southern Ohio, to its
original shipwreck, before returning home to
Lynda is a member of the Save Ontario
Shipwrecks (S.O.S.) organization. She is also
a member of the East Central Ontario Art
Association (ECOAA), the Ontario Plein Air
Society (OPAS), McMichael Canadian Art
Collection, ARA Windsor, and many more
local associations in her community.
spent many years on the water, particularly
around the Marblehead Lighthouse area in her
yellow Sea Ray named Y-Knot. The boat was
set up with tanks for scuba diving off the
back, able to hold up to eight people, and had
a cabin for sleeping, showering and cooking.
Lynda would often bring her 14 ft. boat up to
Lion’s Head, Ont. while visiting family
throughout the Muskoka’s, and even dove
with the Mayor.
Lynda also spent time exploring Lake
Superior on her Zodiac boat. It was the first
place she saw a moose in the water. She saw
where red paint was made by Inuit’s and their
drawings along the rocks and spent weeks
exploring this area. Killarney is another
beautiful place she loved to visit, back when it
was only boat accessible. Lynda feels
travelling anywhere around the Great Lakes is
a truly remarkable experience. Her love of
nature knows no bounds, and the skills she has
learned are evident throughout her artwork.
After Sept. 11, 2001, Lynda decided to move
back to Canada and pursue her art closer to
her ageing Mother. She first took on a role as
a gallery manager in London, Ont., but was
then asked to join the Windsor Art Studio to
help revitalize the community with public
murals. Thus, she embarked on another
fascinating challenge, one that led this artist to
finally become self-employed in the arts. Her
first public commission was for Fort Malden
Museum. She worked with designers from
Ottawa and went to board meetings, all while
painting The War of The Rebellions mural. It
was documented as a "labour of love" by
Windsor city council in the Windsor Star newspaper.
Several pictures and articles made the front
page in the local newspaper, thanking her for
the mural uplifts. It was always a warming
surprise to Lynda each and every time they
appeared. They made working out in the
community all the more rewarding. She would
get daily visitors coming to see the murals.
People from as far as Toronto and across the
border came to tell stories of the people in the
paintings. Some were even their family
artist has also completed a wildlife series of
Algonquin Park in celebration of their 125th
After working on the public outdoor
commissions, this artist worked for several
years in private commissions. She did many
faux finishes while developing her skills in
portraiture, thanks to clients who asked for
artwork that challenged her skillset.
With all of the experience Lynda gained over
the years in Ohio and Ontario, she began
taking on students who were looking for a safe
space to explore the arts. She took extra care
with her students and helped them to grow
into who they were meant to be.
Her central Ontario home studio, is
surrounded by the Great Lakes. This location
provides easy access to many shorelines
within a short drive. “Everyday is a new
beginning in creativity,” she says. She loves to
partake in en plein air painting, and she enjoys
the local Spring and Fall bird migrations.
When she can, she exhibits in solo shows and
juried group shows, where she has won
several first-place international awards in both
Florida and Ohio. She also hosts collector
events and has private studio viewings.
Lynda is usually found with her camera.
You may find the artist out with her sketchpad
and portable easels, picture taking or getting
in a walk and enjoying the day with Kevin.
They met in 2002, and they have been a team
ever since. Kevin supports Lynda’s art in
every way and helps with everything else so
she can focus on what she does best.
Lynda is very thankful to all the collectors,
supporters and colleagues that have been with
her throughout her journey. They continue to
push her, support her and challenge her. She is
continuously amazed by how much love is out
there for the arts, and she is proud to be apart
of this movement.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the artist.
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