• Personal Space
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 62 x 26 inches
    • $4600
    • Big Dive
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 48 x 68 inches
    • $6650
    • Rendezvous
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 72 x 52 inches
    • $5150
    • Betta
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 48 x 30 inches
    • $5280
    • Venetian Blind
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 36 x 24 inches
    • $3600
    • Black Tulip
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 60 x 48 inches
    • $5250
    • Conchi
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 50 x 58 inches
    • $4200
    • Released
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 48 x 68 inches
    • $6950
    • Entwined
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 52 x 62 inches
    • $6950
    • Pixie Dust
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 58 x 65 inches
    • $6550
    • Blind Owl
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 52 x 60 inches
    • $6625
    • Nude
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 30 x 32 inches
    • $4100
    • The Mask
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 40 x 36 inches
    • Black Ribbon
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 65 x 58 inches
    • $7250
    • Zebrasoma
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 55 x 48 inches
    • $6500
    • Entwined
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 48 x 60 inches
    • $6950
    • Spume
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 48 x 60 inches
    • $6800
    • Portal Into the Mind
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 54 x 72 inches
    • $6850
    • Blueberry
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 52 x 68 inches
    • $7150

Artist Statement

In the last several years my creative experience has evolved into a soulful meditation. The joy of working in the studio for hours on end, lost in the flow, has been peaceful and rewarding. I am creating art that is authentic–a pure expression of spirit–as well as challenging. The dialogue between me and the marks that I make on the canvas is a step-by-step process. The first mark sets the process in motion. From there the work grows and is modified by adding or eliminating as needed. Color has a voice in my mind. It speaks to me in ways I can only hope it also speaks to others. Abstract paintings are intensely personal and often call forth unexpected images, which seem to appear spontaneously. It is only when I step back that I can see recognizable forms that have emerged straight from my unconscious, the way you sometimes see a face or an animal in a cloud. This is usually amusing. My hope is that in encountering my work viewers will explore their own unconscious reactions and discoveries, as I did when making the piece.

Artist Bio

My study of art began in elementary school when a teacher brought in cans of house paint and introduced our class to the experience of painting. That moment unleashed a lifetime of art expression. Formally I studied art at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the summers after my junior and senior years of high school. I lived in the dorm and went to art classes all day. I loved it. From there I went to the University of California and majored in art. At Berkeley I met many well-known artists and began to find my voice. When I moved to Washington, DC I went to the Corcoran Museum School of Art (now the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, at George Washington University). Later when I returned to Colorado I spent two summers at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, in Snowmass. In addition to painting, I also studied and practiced printmaking. My informal training in this process came through working with several master printers who taught me what was possible in the production of monoprints. Fifteen years ago I co-founded the Denver-based company Lynnel Art to Form. This allowed me the opportunity to learn digital “layering” of original artwork, which can then be applied to glass and other substrates. All of these experiences have been instrumental in my growth as an artist.