Lynette was born in New Zealand on a remote farm at the foothills of the Ruahine Ranges. With no urban distractions it was the lush native bush that first inspired Lynette to draw. Her Great Grandmother, who was taught to paint by her close friend and neighbour Gottfried Lindauer, then in turn further encouraged Lynette. In 1964, after studying life drawing in Auckland for two years, Lynette sailed for England. She enrolled at the Putney School of Art and continued life drawing for a further four years, often with the eccentric Quentin Crisp as a model. During this time Lynette was introduced to the medium pastel.
Whilst at art school Lynette worked for the Craftsman Potters Association. The exquisite pottery that she helped exhibit was the source of a new visual inspiration. Lynette started collecting Studio and Fine Art Pottery, particularly bowls. London’s art galleries and museums became a regular haunt. In 1971 Lynette moved to East Anglia and found that pastels were the perfect medium to capture the early morning light on the marshes. Lynette had her first exhibition in London of these early landscapes. The exhibition was a total sell out. This was the beginning of an exciting career. In 1980 Lynette opened Mersea Islands first art gallery exhibiting artists such as Richard and Edward Bawden. Lynette has exhibited widely in East Anglia and London. She has many collectors of her work including buyers in Europe, America, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Lynette is an Associate Member of The National Society of Painters Sculptors and Printmakers and a member of The Colchester Art Society.
Photovogue Studio, Frinton on Sea, Essex
The New Grafton Gallery, London
Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner, London
Wildlife Gallery Lavenham, Suffolk
The City Gallery, London
Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Mall Gallery, London (Pastel Society)
Example Art, LondonForum, Hadleigh, Suffolk
Bac’s Arcade, Ipswich, Suffolk
Church Gallery, East Sheen, London
Portland Gallery, Southwold, Suffolk
Minories Gallery, Colchester, Essex
Proffit’s Farm, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex