Lynette started painting at the age of 12 when she received an art kit for Christmas. Artistic things always interested her and she spent a lot of time singing and dancing. She didn’t realize that she had a special talent for art until when in 9th grade she took an art class because she had a back operation and couldn’t take PE for one semester. The day that she had to check out of the art class and go back to PE, her art teacher said, “Do you want to see a grown man cry?”
She did a little painting, some sketching and working with pastels on her own whiled in high school. She attended Brigham Young University. She married whiled in her last year of college and had her first child a month after graduation. She went back to BYU and studied Oil Painting.
Lynette put the paints away for the next twenty years while she raised nine children. After the birth of her last child, she got interested in doll making and sculpted and painted porcelain dolls. She then decided to start painting again. She took a community education art class, studied books, took a correspondence course in art and became a member of the local art guild. She set the easel up in her kitchen and painted for several years.
For a couple of years Lynette quit painting to go back to college and study music. Her two loves now are art and music.
She enjoys painting a variety of subjects. She has done portraits of some of her children, landscapes of places she has been, or would liked to have been and interesting buildings. She paints in the realistic style and paints mainly from photographs she takes herself.
"The world is full of beautiful sunsets, quiet lakes and majestic mountains." Lynette says, "I love the beauty of nature and would like to share a little bit of it with others. I would hope that a beautiful scene will uplift and inspire someone to live better, smile more often and treat our world and others with care and respect. I would love to share with others what God has so freely given to me. It is my hope that my artwork will bring peace and joy to those who see it and that each will enjoy and be grateful for the beautiful world that God has given us."
Awards and Honors:
Lynette's work can be found at these fine galleries: