Lynne lives and works as a visual artist, and photographer in New York City, where she received her BFA from Pratt Institute and MFA from School of Visual Arts illustration program focusing on "Illustration as Visual Essay". It was there she became entranced with storytelling in sequence. Lynne’s illustration work is based on the conceptual portrait and is where idea and form converge. “I have developed a style that synthesizes works of master artists, both contemporary and historical—Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimpt, John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Marshall Arisman, Brad Holland and James McNeill Whistler, among others”.
The concept of the portrait as the psychological symbol presents an opportunity for the viewer to enter upon an intimate relationship with each portrait and to strip away the many layers of concealment, thus exposing the process of how relationships transform. Through her investigation into character, combined with surface building, she attempts to translate raw emotion onto the visual image. Her illustration, fine art, and photography inform, enlightens, amuses, entertains and even disturbs.
Lynne’s illustrations are included monthly for The Indypendent, a Brooklyn based newspaper and she is the artist in residence producing all collateral for The Red Betty Theatre in Toronto Canada. Clients have included Cincinnati Magazine, Delaware Today Magazine, Mainline Today, and The Museum of Natural History. Her work was included in “Artists Against the War”, a publication of poems and images depicting illustrator’s views on War and “Art Revolution”.
A number of Galleries have included her personal work in one woman and group exhibitions, most recently having mounted a solo show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia entitled, “And Then Comes a Dream”. Presently she is in a group show entitled, “My Story” at the University of Malaya.
A show dedicated to Women’s History month called “Oxygen” is presently hanging in Greenberg NY and The Spectrum Gallery highlighted 3 images in their Holiday Fantasy show.
Past galleries presenting her work have included The Williamsburg Cultural Center, Ben Shaun Galleries, and The Gallery of South Orange, "The Fragile Earth" show at The Society of Illustrators, "The Nude Show" at The Temple, and "Artists Against the War" at The Society of Illustrators in New York City. “Food Fight” and “Drawn to the Music” offered 2 venues for my work in New York City and Fairfield, CT.
Lynne’s illustration “IF I WAS MADE OF CAKE I'd eat myself before someone else could" has recently been accepted into the Society of Illustrators LA 57 Annual show.