Artist in Focus
Lyn was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and demonstrated an early interest in art in primary school. He pursued this interest in the final years of high school completing art works for friends, designing sets for the school play and formal and screen printing T-shirts.
At Dunedin Teachers College he completed a Dip Teaching with a major in Art and worked as a teacher for 10 years before moving to Australia. He worked at Anglican Church Grammar School for over 17 years including time as a high school art teacher. During this time he completed a Bachelor of Education majoring in Art. In 2001, during long service leave, he began painting in earnest and was encouraged by healthy sales of his work and went into semi retirement in 2006 to pursue this passion.
Lyn and his wife Jill moved to Shelly Beach in 2007 and they work from their home studio/gallery as they seek to hone their skills and try new types of media. He believes that the act of being creative, such as dance, music or the many fields of visual art, is very rewarding and good for the spirit. Artists can be very self critical and creating artwork can be frustrating at times but when it all comes together, it can be very empowering. Not only does his interest in art involve creating but also viewing and purchasing art of other artists.
Lyn’s work is eclectic, jumping from one inspiration to the next, doing sculptures or responding to commissions.
Solo exhibition at Beanfresh in Teneriffe 2001
Selected works at Vernon Dath Gallery Teneriffe 2001-2004
Selected work at Watt Fine Dining restaurant New Farm 2002
Exhibited Churchie Emerging Art show- 2002, 2003 and 2005
Winner-painting section Churchie Emerging Art show 2003
Group exhibition Abused Children’s Trust Brisbane 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Selected works at The Comfort Shops, Sydney (3 locations) 2005-2009
Selected works in the St Thomas Art Show 2007-2010
Dual exhibitions with wife Jill at their studio in Hawthorne 2005 and 2006
Immanuel Lutheran Art Show, Maroochydore 2008, 2010 - 2016
Artist-in Residence Immanuel Lutheran Art Show, Maroochdore 2009
Pelican Waters Rotary Invitation Art Show 2010,2011
Finalist in SCAP 3D 2011
Brisbane Rotary Art Show 2014, 2015, 2016
Squeeze exhibition People’s Choice Award 2013
Caloundra Friends of the gallery Art Show 2016