CURRENT WORK ON DISPLAY
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Please stop and view my paintings. For a visit to my gallery, please phone and make an appointment.
Lyn Thomas has been painting for many years in watercolour and had no thoughts of changing mediums.
However, taking a drawing class with a friend heralded the change. The drawings were charcoal and she was told using pastel would be similar. Not really wanting to get her hands messy, Lyn resisted change until she decided to take a pastel class. From that time, she became interested in the pastel medium. Her very first pastel, without any instruction, was accepted into a juried show at the gallery. That provided all the necessary encouragement for her to continue with pastels.
Lyn has been enjoying painting more since turning to pastels. Although she credits Roberta Combs with significant assistance, she is now finding a style of her own.
From the dreamy, soft shades of watercolours, she is now excited about using the vibrant colours more associated with pastel.
Lyns's pastel paintings have won awards in Juried shows and generated much interest in the Blue Heron Gallery where her paintings were featured and sold.
Lyn has been an active member of the arts community in Maple Ridge for more than 30 years. During this time, she has been instrumental in development and direction of the Garibaldi Art Club of Maple Ridge.
Lyn also originated the annual Art in the Park event where local artists and artisans were able to showcase and sell their work for an eagerly anticipated weekend. She organized and hosted this major Maple Ridge event in her beautiful two-acre garden for fifteen years. It became very popular with artists and art collectors in the local community and beyond.
Lyn has operated her well established home-based picture framing business Lynton Studio for 30 years. Recently she has turned her focus more keenly toward her art and has slowed down on her business interests while she accelerates her artistic creativity. Maybe even to try acrylics.
Less work and more fun...at long last!
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent Van Gogh
Garibaldi Art Club - Spring Juried Show
13 June 2020 - 25 July
To be held in the Maple Ridge Art Gallery in downtown Maple Ridge.
Lynton Studio Gallery, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Open by Appointment
I have been at my present location for the past 30 years. Just recently I have made space for a small gallery in my home, in a quiet intimate setting. I am semi retired from my picture framing business and am devoting more time to my art.
ART STUDIO TOUR 2020
Mother's Day Weekend 9th and 10th May
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lyn will be sharing her studio space with Simone Sullivan, watercolourist and acrylic painter. Come and have some tea in a lovely English Country Garden. What a lovely way to spend Mother's Day.
Farmers Market, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Farmer's Market at the bandstand. Maple Ridge, B.C.
Garibaldi Art Club, Fall Show. Maple Ridge.
November 2020. dates to be announced
Garibaldi Art Club of Maple Ridge, hosts a three day Fall show in November each year. The newest paintings of members will be on display.