Chun’s Reef in Motion
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36
Located on Oahu’s North Shore, this popular surf spot is where I used to surf every morning for 4 – 6 hours, depending on the wave size and wind! I used to love surfing on those large close-out days since the crowd was reduced to only a handful of us friends with endless in-between the huge set waves to catch. I’d never stop paddling on days like that, as there were so many waves, as soon as I’d get back out to the lineup, a wave would come to catch. Those days at Chun’s are some of my favorite memories of my youth as a pro surfer in full training mode. Back then, our training was simply surfing – A LOT! I ate, drank, breathed and slept surfing. Life was a great dream come true!
Under the Weeping Willow
Oil on Canvas
12 x 16 inches
This is a special place in Hungary in the quaint town of Tapolca where the fresh clear water runs through a beautiful park in the old town “City Center” there. The Autumn colors were starting and the low late afternoon sunlight made this scene come alive for me!
Impressions of a North Shore Beach
Oil on Birch Wood Panel
8 x 10 inches
On this summer morning my impressionistic “loose” brushwork came out to paint this wonderful colorful scene at Three Tables.
Haleiwa Rainbow Bridge
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches
This iconic Rainbow style bridge is a standout on Oahu’s North Shore leading into and out of Haleiwa Town, depending on which way you are driving through. The way the morning light hits the bridge as well as the reflections upon the Anahulu River it crosses, always attracts my painter’s muse. On this summer morning, the orange blossoms above the bridge also sung out to me!
Lynne is both a plein-air and studio painter, with oil on canvas or linen her favorite medium. She was born with a keen interest in in visual arts and started drawing at an early age. However, while growing up on Oahu, her love of nature and sports introduced her to surfing, and although her interest in the arts never waned, she became a professional surfer, (during the very early pioneering years of the professional sport), with two consecutive World Champion titles from 1978 & 1979.
After her professional surfing days, she focused on her first love, the arts, and became an established artist in the following years. Lynne still resides in Hawaii ten months of the year, spending the rest of her time in Hungary to paint. Though a primarily self-taught artist, she has taken a number of university art courses and participated in various workshops lead by established artists. Her experience and talent in fine art, as well as her familiarity with the ocean and her love of nature, give her paintings a unique perspective that reflects the beauty and power of our ever-changing world.
“My truest inspiration comes from painting “en plein air” on site, from life. Mostly I choose to leave out certain details and let the brush strokes, application of the paint, color, shapes and values do all the work. There are instances when I really like to show many of the special details in a scene. I feel that when I look at a painting, saying more with less usually creates a much stronger work of art. It’s an endless learning process, so I am constantly inspired!”