Born 21 October 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lynne is a painter with exceptional talent. Her expression of light and movement are among the most provocative features of her paintings. Working in oils, both from life and references, she is focused on capturing the inner life and essence of her subject, portraying the honesty of what she perceives. She works fast and accurately using bold pallet strokes and loose brushwork.
From 1996 to 1999 she attended the “National School of the Arts” in Johannesburg and then in 2010, she spent one year studying classical drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.
Having an appetite for travel she has spent a great deal of her time painting on location in remote destinations throughout the world. In 2014, she exhibited a collection of life-sized portraits of the Khoisan/Bushmen of North-Eastern Namibia after spending time in their villages on two occasion.
Lynne is currently working on the study of horses and is exploring the subject both in sculpture and painting. She recently traveled to the south of France to paint the semi-wild horses of the Camargue and is currently creating body of work based on this subject.
Lynne is mostly interested in painting figurative work, portraiture, horse, as well as occasional nautical scenes. She has been influenced by: ‘the Impressionists’, John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Van Gogh, as well as some more modern painters like Lucian Freud, Adriaan Boshoff, David A. Leffel, the teachings of Robert Henri and many more.
Lynne’s work has found a ready home in many local and international collections and her skill and popularity continues to grow.
I believe that art is the product of a life lived. It is born from the desire to express oneself and ones life experience. I strive to be true to my creative spirit, to dash and scrape the paint in bold strokes where my soul demands it, to listen to the teacher within me and somehow capture the truest part of myself, my sitter or the land on which I stand.