Lyn has been drawing and painting as long as she can remember. After relocating to Tucson, Arizona from northwest Florida in 1997, Lyn worked for a number of years as an obstetrical RN in labor & delivery and in medical research, all the while taking every opportunity to explore and fall in love with the Southwest. In 2005, she left nursing to pursue art full time. After initially focusing on the medium of handwoven tapestry, Lyn’s work has expanded to include mixed media collage. Her understanding of Southwestern desert natural history was enhanced during a several year stint as a volunteer naturalist at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Lyn’s work reflects her deep connections to southwestern environments and has garnered a number of awards, including three National Park artist residencies at Grand Canyon North Rim, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lee’s Ferry), and Zion, earning her the distinction of being the first tapestry weaver to participate in the National Park system’s artist-in-residence program.
American Tapestry Alliance Tapestry Topics: A Quarterly Review of Tapestry Art Today. Winter 2009 Vol 3 No 4 Tips & Tactics (Capturing the Essence of the Silvia Heyden Experience, p.14; Review: Distilled Matter: Conte, Oil, Enamel, Thread, p. 17)
American Tapestry Alliance Tapestry Topics: A Quarterly Review of Tapestry Art Today. Fall 2008 Vol 34 No 3 Thinking Small (Let’s Get Small, p.5; Review: Land, Art and the Sacred: Three Perspectives, p. 17)