After a career as an education writer, Lynne decided in 2002 to pursue her long held interest in art. She graduated from the Sydney Gallery School with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. With a Distinction in Painting she won the Artist in residence Prize at Sydney Olympic Park Armoury at Newington, Sydney. She won the works on paper prize at Glebe Art Show and she has been selected as a finalist in a number of contemporary art prizes in Australia including the Norvill Prize for landscape in 2010 and 2012.
Lynne currently works at May St Studios in St Peters in Sydney. Her work is represented in private collections in Sydney, Beijing and Scotland.
Lynne is interested in how our ideas about the landscape are historically and culturally formed. She explores the impact of humans on the natural environment and responds to the marks and scars that we leave as we move through the landscape. She experiments with a variety of mixed media producing works on paper, board and canvas and likes to think of her work as constructions rather than paintings.
Her work has an enticing meditative quality inspired by the environment but often evoking an emotion or thought rather than depicting a specific landscape. She hopes her work will encourage viewers to recall their own particular special places and consider their relationship with this unique landscape.