Muskoka runs deep in her soul.
With her studio located in Bracebridge, Lynda is a fifth generation Muskokan,
her family having received land grants from the Crown in the mid 1800s.
She attributes her love and
fascination with light and colour to her grandmother and to her mother, both of
whom made beautiful quilts and grew gardens full of luscious texture. They
always encouraged exploration of a creative nature and Lynda enjoys nothing
better than playing with a new medium or subject matter. This “fun” side of
art is greatly enjoyed in the classes that she teaches.
Lynda works in a variety of
media and has continued to study art throughout her life, her first formal
training being with noted landscape painter Robert Emerson Everett, a family
friend. She has worked in interior decorating and has taught a variety of
courses in the art field. She was
co-owner of a successful Christmas and Gift Shop and in 1995 she was a founding
director of the Muskoka School of the Arts. She
instructs at the Muskoka Summer Art School as well as privately at her studio.
Lynda is a well known real estate Broker with Royal Lepage Lakes of Muskoka.
“The world around me holds
infinite curiosity and interest, and I find the whole field of artistic
expression fascinating. I paint colour
subjectively, trying to capture the intrinsic spirit of the subject.
Art is a matter of perception, with its elements changing through both
the eyes of the artist and with the viewer. I
like to play and experiment with the challenge of light playing on colour, to
combine all of the elements in a satisfying whole, hoping to stir the
imagination of the viewer, in order to communicate to and involve them on a
personal level. I prefer an
impressionistic to somewhat abstract form of expression, leaving space for
personal involvement and interpretation to each person who views the work.”
A love of nature and concern for our environment is often reflected in
her varied subject matter. Never content to remain static, Lynda is always
looking to push her boundaries and to grow.
This great sense of exploration
(and some humour) led to an exciting, collaborative and creative adventure with
fellow artist Pam Wong.
In 1997, they began “painting in tandem”, working simultaneously on
single paintings. This requires a setting
aside of egos and allowing themselves to go with the flow of the work, which is
both immediate and lively. The resulting
paintings are not like the works of either of these talented artists, but of
another entity altogether.
Lynda’s paintings hang in
private and corporate collections internationally.