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Muskoka Artist Lynda Lynn at International Art Show
Lynn’s acrylic painting “On the Rocks” has been accepted to the prestigious Society of Canadian Artists International juried art show.
Working from the landscape, her abstracted painting is reminiscent of the ocean, ships, and rocky shoreline. Referencing her love of the Canadian landscape, sometimes touched with a bit of whimsey, this one wasinfluenced by her trips to Newfoundland
Lynda is an elected member of both the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, and acknowledged as a recognized professional Canadian painter by the National Gallery of Canada. Her works hang internationally in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States of America, and Norway.
The art show can be viewed on line at https://societyofcanadianartists.com/2022-open-international-juried-online-exhibition/ from 1 April to 15 June, 2023.
Lynda’s Studio and Gallery are located in Bracebridge and open to the public during the summer season when the purple ArTrail banner is flying or by appointment. She will also be hosting a weekend Art in the Garden show July 22nd, 23rd together with Kathy Wood at their studios and gardens.
Artist and biologist team up to explain life in Muskoka’s lakes
Dr. Norman Yan York University professor emeritus and Nelson McQuillter look at tiny
lake life with magnifying glasses at the Chapel Gallery during the Below the Surface
event. Yan teamed up with artist Lynda Lynn and created a show highlighting miniature
lake life from Muskoka Lakes.
- Bracebridge Examiner
MUSKOKA – Bracebridge artist Lynda Lynn and biologist Dr. Norman Yan share a
fascination with the diminutive life that lives in Muskoka’s lakes.
Together, they speak with passion, knowledge and humour about this important
“So much of our environment depends on the little things that few have the opportunity
to see but are crucial to our environment and our health,” said Lynda Lynn as she starts
to explain the thoughts behind her current series of paintings. “Over the centuries,
artists have been the lookers of the world, observing and recording current conditions
and happenings in their surroundings, events in history and evolving ideas. I hope that
this body of work will help to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the
necessity of preservation of the incredible but crucial, hidden living organisms in our
Most people are familiar with the whales, giant squid, sea lions, the numerous species
of fish and the aquatic plant life that exists in the oceans and fresh water and are
essential to our lives.
“Fewer people understand that more than 99 per cent of the living creatures, plants and
animals in the world’s waters are tiny, almost too tiny to see with the naked eye,” said
Dr.Norman Yan, a senior research scholar with the Department of Biology at York
University. “Muskoka’s lakes are chock full of life we never think about,” stated Dr. Yan.
“For example, there are 10,000 times more living animals swimming around in Lake
Muskoka than people on earth.”
To bring awareness to this minuscule watery world, Lynn’s paintings portray its
inhabitants as seen through the eyes of an artist. “Looking more like abstract art to the
viewer, these paintings are my interpretation and reverence of this hidden realm,” stated
One challenge Lynn faced was knowing what to paint and how to get the message
across while still having paintings that could be enjoyed. Conversations with Dr. Yan
helped Lynn to choose the most interesting and relevant creatures that inhabit the lakes
found in Muskoka.
“The other issue was in trying to involve the viewer by having them be able to see
different images as they moved from one side of a painting to the other,” Lynn
explained. To achieve this objective, Lynn used many transparent layers with opaque
paint between them to get the depth and the feel of looking into water.
Each painting is accompanied with commentary written by Dr. Yan about the marvels of
this submarine world.
Lynn and Dr. Yan hope to grow our sense of wonder in the same way as when we look
at the night sky that expands our view to the enormous – we can also grow our sense of
wonder when we look at the microscopic and discover that remarkably interesting living
creatures can come in very small packages.