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Starting Today, Lynn Morgan’s Pastels Show Us “Living The Vibrant Life” At Lake Park Library, With Opening Reception May 10th

Lynn Morgan’s Solo exhibit, “Living the Vibrant Life”, begins today, Wednesday, May 2nd, with a free, public Opening Reception on Thursday, May 10th at the Schuyler Gallery at the Lake Park Library. The Exhibit continues through Friday, June 29th. Represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, Lynn is a nationally and locally acclaimed award winning artist and art instructor.  The title of her exhibit tells us all we need to know about Lynn’s outlook on life! The vibrancy of her colors dance and make us want to join in!

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403          561-635-0564

 

 

Lake Park Public Library

 

Features:

 

LYNN  MORGAN

 

Free, Public Opening Reception: 

Thursday, May 10 , 2018

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

Open Monday 9-6, Tuesday through Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-4 and Saturday 10-4

Exhibit will be on display May 2 – June 29, 2018

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

“Mission” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The Friends of the Lake Park Library are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of original pastel paintings by well-known local artist Lynn Morgan.  Lynn is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, The Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts and Artists of Palm Beach County.  She has exhibited widely locally, statewide and nationally, and has won many awards.  Lynn will be teaching pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  She is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL.

 

 

For Lynn, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Travel has become one of Lynn’s passions.  She started her travels with Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester.  Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries.  In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy.  She hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn.  Also, she sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat.  Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.

 

Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida.  She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time.  What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Her early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York.  As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself.  She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper.  As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.  

Life took the marriage and career path, and those demands became primary.  Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.  

         

 

“William’s Garden” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird.  She also took art classes at Palm Beach State College where one of her instructors introduced her to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

When Lynn first began painting with pastels, she tried portraiture.  Although her portraits were well-received, she was drawn to non-objective art, and portraiture is about as far from non-objective art as you can get.  She began a period of figurative paintings, studying with Margaret Dyer, and her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one.  As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Tony Allain and Jen Evenhus.  Her style continues to move toward more abstraction.  Lynn is now a full-time artist.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards.

 

“Wooded Roadside”  by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn tells The Rickie Report, “Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

“I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting”.

“The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.  With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.  When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.  I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.  Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person?  Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it.  My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

“Orange Woods” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or other artwork, please contact Lynn:

Website: LynnMorganGallery.com

Facebook:  Lynn Morgan Fine Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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