Lynne is a self taught artist ,Born in Jarrow,England 1973. After winning a packet of felt tip pens in an art competition at the age of five and completing her first commissioned portrait at twelve years old , she knew she was put on the world to paint and she has never looked back. Lynne managed to achieve her dream of becoming a professional artist in 2009
Over the years her style has developed and improved. Inspired by nature, travel, wildlife and emotion, she is a passionate painter of beautiful, expressive and usually quite large images. Her favourite medium is Acrylic on canvas.
She has exhibited extensively. Her first, very successful solo exhibition was at the Oxmarket Centre of Art in Chichester, March 2011.
I love it when I can tell an important story through my art. It's the reason I beleive I'm here on the planet. My painting 'Memories and Remorse' went viral on social media and got thousands of people talking about the abhorrent ivory trade. The painting even reached the hearts of those who had no idea so many elephants were being killed each day. I teach children's art lessons every week and I make sure I share my love of wildlife and the importance of protecting our enviroment. I have donated to The Orangutan Foundation and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation of which I am a member. I am also a member of The Wildlife Art Society International. I look forward to being a signature member of Artists for Conservation in the hope that I may reach an even wider audience and raise more valuable funds.
Lynne has achieved the following Awards:
- Finalist in the DSWF Artist of the year 2017
- TWASI gold award winner 2017
- WINNER of the Derek Davis award 2012, Arundel gallery trail Visitors favourite artist
- Commended finalist in the SAA artist of the year 2010 competition
- Finalist in the BBC WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2010 with 'Nothing to do' and 'Sunday lie in'
- Finalist again in 2011 with 'Here comes trouble'.
- WINNER of the Christmas card design for Highbury College and the National year of reading.
- A highly commended award from the Portsmouth museum for 'No more to give· in 2008.