Featured in this week’s Artist du Jour: Mini Interviews with the Creative Kind is the lovely lover of teas, Kristy Lynn . Rest assured you’ll be swept away by the dreamlike mood created through Lynn’s expressive texture and delicate line work. ♥
- Artist du Jour: Kristy Lynn
Who are you and what do you do?
I am a lady living in Brooklyn, painting in the evenings and on weekends, and working as a secretary at a lovely antiques shop on weekdays.
What was that defining “A-ha” moment that led you to be an artist?
It is hard to pinpoint an exact moment… I believe it was more of an unfolding from a very young age up until high school when I was set on either studying literature and philosophy at university, or going to art school. I still studied those other subjects at school but in the end I chose art!
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If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Ooh superpower! I want to travel to other planets. Or back in time. Is that a superpower? If not, I would enjoy being psychic.
What memorable response have you had from your art?
Raji Kaur (on UK art website The Freak Show) said something memorable about my paintings, that I portray the narrative in my work “with patches of weather and natural objects like leaves” – I really liked that bit about the weather. I love to hear what people see in my work, especially when it’s a perspective that is novel to me. It can lead me in new directions.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
The sky, water… Nature. No matter where I am, I make sure to look up at the clouds and moon daily and take note. It refreshes my mind and softens my approach to people, which I feel nurtures creativity for anyone, but is especially helpful for people such as myself living in a big city.
If you could spend Happy Hour with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be and what one question would you
have to ask him/her?
The important (and quite cute) tea shelf.
MAX ERNST! I would love to have a long conversation with him about his life and work. I would want to ask him about thepainting technique he invented, frottage, which appeared in many of his paintings. But also I would ask how he maintained his bold and varied artistic approach despite the many political and personal struggles he surely encountered (oops that was two questions).
Evensong: 2010 oil, rose petals & mixed media 2 panels each 10 x 10 inches
Kristy's feline friend, Niandra
Kristy Lynn's workspace in her Brooklyn loft
Be sure to visit Kristy Lynn on Artmuse for a
wonderful selection of prints or contact her
directly for inquiries on pricing.