"Artistically, I have been in awe of natural settings since early childhood. Through my art education and teaching practice, I have experimented with abstraction, expressionism, cubism and wide variety of artistic styles and subject matters. From this, I have gained an intellectual appreciation for many artistic methods and concepts. However, many of these experimentations did not fulfill me in the spiritual and aesthetic way that painting landscape in an impressionistic manner does. While I remain open to new artistic approaches, I always seem to come back to painting landscape. Recently, I have centred my efforts in capturing the coloured light, textures, and shapes of more rugged Canadian landforms. My aim to create the sense of euphoria in artwork, that I often experience when I come upon a beautiful setting at a specific moment in time. Right now, this goal inspires my art process".
Lynne Ryall has been painting ever since high school. Much of her work centers on the stylization and impressions of Canadian landscape. She has travelled extensively in Canada and abroad with her family and friends. On these trips, she takes every opportunity to sketch, paint on site and photograph. Lynne mainly paints in oil, but also does work in acrylic and watercolour. Although most of her large canvases are done in the studio, she also takes many opportunities to paint in plein air. In the last year, Lynne has been teaching plein air workshops for the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington Ontario. Lynne rents studio space at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton where she exhibits her work on a regular basis. She has been painting full time since retiring from being a secondary school Visual Art, Media and History teacher in the Peel District School Board.
Artist Website ~ http://lryall.blogspot.com/