Lynn Letourneau

“Painting abstractly connects me to an intuitive Emergent Source. A visual language of personal and archetypal images will appear bridging my inner and outer world. I rely on my heart, body and mind to guide this process. Applying rhythmic layers of color onto canvas, I discern, make choices and the painting mirrors back to me how to proceed."

Crossing the Great Divide - Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 x 1.5 in. $1,500

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Lynn Letourneau has been fortunate to explore the rich cultural landscape of New York City, frequenting its myriad museums. She honed her artistic skills at the Arts Students League before furthering her studies at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.

Transitioning to San Francisco, Lynn embarked on a fifteen-year journey exploring various healing modalities while nurturing a burgeoning passion for sculpting figures in clay. Upon settling in central California after her marriage, Lynn's artistic journey took a transformative turn towards Abstract Expressionism. Seeking to capture the essence of internal worlds through color, energy, and form, she transitioned her creative expression to the canvas, drawing inspiration from her years of sculpting.

For nearly two decades, Lynn has been an active member of the central coast art community, showcasing her work in galleries, art fairs, and competitions. Her art not only captivates audiences but also serves philanthropic purposes, contributing to fundraising efforts for esteemed institutions such as the Santa Barbara Art Museum and the Westmont Ridley Tree Art Museum.

Committed to fostering creativity, Lynn has shared her insights through "Create Inside Out" workshops at the Bell Arts Studios in Ventura. Her artistic endeavors have taken her to galleries, online platforms, and prominent art fairs worldwide, including notable exhibitions such as the Trevisan International in Italy (2011-2014), New York Art Expo, LA Art Fair, and the Affordable Art Fair (2014). In 2019, her work graced the walls of esteemed galleries like Gallery 104 and Gallery NYA in New York City, as well as the Laguna Art Studios in Laguna Beach, where she exhibited alongside the Women’s Painters West from 2018 to 2023.

Lynn's talent has garnered recognition in publications globally, with recent highlights including the 2023 Collectors Art Prize and interviews featured in the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. In 2024, she received an editor review in the same esteemed publication, solidifying her status as a noteworthy contemporary artist.

Heartsong - Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas, 36 x 36 x 1.5 in. $2,350
Journey - Acrylic, Oil Pastel on Canvas, 24 x 30 x 1.5 in. $1,500
Cutting Thru - Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36 x 1.5 in. $2,350
Fortitude - Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in. $2,150

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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