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Lynn Welker is a mixed media artist who paints abstracted landscapes combining elements from the past and present. Through the spontaneous use of texture and color she leads the viewer on a seductive path of discovery.
A former resource specialist designing educational materials, Welker continues to be driven by the need to innovate. She paints intuitively, looking beyond the surface, reaching deeper, exploring the effects of erosion, sedimentation, weather and the passing of time.
Growing up in Ohio, Lynn fondly remembers the freedom to explore nature in nearby woods and farmlands. After earning her BFA, BS in Ed, and MA, this connection to the natural world has remained a primary inspiration. Moving to California expanded her artistic expression to include western landscapes. From Native American cliff dwellings to desert vistas, Welker emphasizes the structural geometry of and within an imagined backdrop.
As a life-long artist, Lynn Welker is making a difference in the way people view the world of landscape painting. With a unique and refreshing style incorporating unexpected narratives, she captures the essence of places in time. Welker admits being irresistibly attracted to the canyons of the southwest, their structure, texture, color, historic and mythic past. With this as her inspiration she hopes to shift importance, if only briefly, away from a mechanistic world to one that reconnects people with the land.