“Pocket of Light”
9 x 12 in.
A nationally recognized artist, Susan Lynn frequently hears her watercolor paintings described as luminous and serene. Drawn to the natural landscape, Lynn believes it is a subject that speaks to the viewer in a visceral way, tapping into universal memories and emotions, and the human connection to the world around us. A Kansas City native, Lynn received a B.F.A. from Kansas State University and worked for 15 years as an architectural illustrator before transitioning to fine art. Her extensive travels painting and exploring the landscapes of Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana have forged a sense of connection to the prairie and a deep affection for the landscape of the American West that is frequently the focus of her work. Lynn creates her paintings both in the studio and en plein air. While painting outdoors with watercolor presents a unique set of technical challenges, she believes strongly that it develops a greater sensitivity to the subtleties of light and the energy of the landscape.
Widely collected, her paintings are a part of the corporate art collections of Hallmark Cards, Sprint, and John Deere. In addition to numerous gallery and juried exhibitions, Lynn’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery and the National Agricultural Hall of Fame. Lynn was the subject of a feature article in the June/July 2013 issue of PleinAir Magazine.
Susan Lynn’s paintings may be seen at the West Branch Gallery in Stowe, Vermont; Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas; as well as at numerous plein air events this summer, including Easels in Frederick, Plein Air Easton, the Door County Plein Air Festival, and Plein Air Mt. Lebanon. Lynn is a signature member of the Kansas Watercolor Society and the Missouri Watercolor Society and a charter member of the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.