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Amanda Lynne

Amanda Lynne

Carmel, NY

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My paintings are a celebration of the beauty of the natural world. I have always felt a strong connection with plants and animals, and have been fascinated by the intense beauty they possess. I strive to share this love with my audience by observing deeply, and painting images that joyfully explore the color, forms and patterns that natural objects have to offer.

My process begins with a digital single lens reflex camera, often with a macro lens. My camera comes with me to all the beautiful places that I visit. As I have delved into macro nature photography I have become completely enamored with the incredible life in action that can be observed when we take the time to look closely.

The second part of my process involves collecting discarded wooden furniture, which I disassemble and use as my canvas. This process is referred to as upcycling, the process of re-using an object for a higher purpose. So, the object does not continue to be a piece of furniture, but becomes an artist's canvas. Table tops, drawer fronts, and headboards are my preferred canvases.

The process culminates in the pairing of photographs with canvas. The preparation of the canvas is a labor of love. Disassembling the furniture, sanding, filling holes and applying gesso serve as a preliminary routine throughout which the creative ideas flow and develop. When that part of the process is completed, subject matter is transferred to the canvas and acrylic paints are used to create a celebration of color and beauty.

A note about the dots: The Aboriginal Papunya Dot Paintings of Australia were the original influence for the dots. In Papunya Dot Paintings the dots form the images. I choose to paint my images in a realistic style, out of reverence for nature's beauty, and then use dots in the background to add an element of fantasy. I find that the dots are very effective in depicting the blurry background of a photograph.

 

 

Snow Leopard by Amanda Lynne

 

Circle of Life by Amanda Lynne

 

Giverny Mandala by Amanda Lynne

 

Tilly Foster Alpaca by Amanda Lynne

 

Sunflower #4 by Amanda Lynne

 

The Promise by Amanda Lynne

 

Frigate Bird by Amanda Lynne

 

Giraffe by Amanda Lynne

 

Dragonfly on Purple Flower by Amanda Lynne

 

Serow by Amanda Lynne

 

Royal Tern by Amanda Lynne

 

Wild Sunflower Duet by Amanda Lynne

 

Barred Owl by Amanda Lynne

 

Wood Duck by Amanda Lynne

 

Gibbous Moon at Twilight by Amanda Lynne

 

Los Feliz Fantasy by Amanda Lynne

 

Penelope by Amanda Lynne

 

Lepidopterous Triptych by Amanda Lynne

 

Floridian Flora and Fauna by Amanda Lynne

 

Lizard Mandala by Amanda Lynne

 

Metamorphosis Mandala by Amanda Lynne

 

Yin Yang Lizards by Amanda Lynne

 

Winter Chickadee by Amanda Lynne

 

Florentine Flamingo by Amanda Lynne

 

Lloyd by Amanda Lynne

 

Amboise by Amanda Lynne

 

Etretat by Amanda Lynne

 

Giverny by Amanda Lynne

 

New Mexico Sunflower by Amanda Lynne

 

Coyote by Amanda Lynne

 

Ursus Americanus by Amanda Lynne

 

These Elephants are Democrats by Amanda Lynne

 

Dad's Diodes by Amanda Lynne

 

Great Blue Heron by Amanda Lynne

 

Wild Sunflower by Amanda Lynne

 

Midnight by Amanda Lynne

 

Love Bugs by Amanda Lynne

 

Hummingbird Trio by Amanda Lynne

 

Seabirds by Amanda Lynne

 

Purple Flower by Amanda Lynne

 

Sea Turtle by Amanda Lynne

 

London Relief by Amanda Lynne

 

Avian Duet by Amanda Lynne

 

New Mexico Mandala by Amanda Lynne

 

Mothers Day by Amanda Lynne