LYNN SANDERS
"As an artist, I have always admired abstract expressionism.  The impulsiveness of the brush strokes and utilization of unconventional tools and mediums really appeals to my impatient nature.  This impatience is my own visual language.   My need to control the eagerness and haste I feel in each painting is what drives the overall composition.  The colors chosen correlate to my mood. I believe my art reflects both my internal emotions and my external surroundings.

Firstly, the gestural strokes of my abstract work are impulsive, immediate and strong.  The pieces begin with mediums that allow me to create textural surface, and as the paintings progress, the intuitive nature of my process begins.   Each work is layered with acrylic paints, inks, glazes and other mediums.  Colors are added and edited so that the most important elements shine through. The final works are atmospheric, emotional and textural." - Sanders

EXHIBITIONS 

2016
Muse (April), Lafayette, LA - Solo
The Palladio Group, Memphis, TN (May)– “Cousins” Show, Lynn Sanders and Alex Walter

2015
Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, Nantucket, MA (Residency Show)
The Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA (Group )
The Palladio Group, Memphis, TN – “Cousins” Show, Lynn Sanders and Alex Walter
The Big Easel, Lafayette, LA (Group)
Dixon Smith Interiors, Baton Rouge (Group)

2014
Dixon Smith Interiors, Baton Rouge, LA (Group )
“Artrageous” Special Guest Artist Show, Alexandria, LA (Solo)
Kelli Kaufman Studio and Gallery, Lafayette, LA (Solo )
“Transitional Color” , River Oaks, Alexandria, LA (Solo)
Wild Night at the Arts Guest Artist, Alexandria, LA (Group)

2013
Alexandria Museum of Art “Artist Among Us” (Group )
Resident Artist Show – River Oaks Square Arts Center
Gallery R, Lafayette, LA (Solo)
Mahtook Interiors, Lafayette, LA (Solo)

2012
Village Cafe, Lafayette, Louisiana (Solo)
River Oaks Square Arts Center (Group)
Van Gogh Gala, Alexandria, LA (Group)
Resident Artist Group Show – River Oaks, Alexandria, LA
Tom Peyton Juried Arts Exhibition, Alexandria, LA(Group)
Gallery R, Lafayette, LA (Solo)

2011
Mahtook Interiors, Lafayette, LA (Solo)
“Color Fielding” River Oaks Arts Square Center (Main Gallery Solo)
Resident Artist Group Exhibit – River Oaks (Group)
Big Easel Group Exhibit (Group)
Miniatures Exhibit – River Oaks (Group)

2008
“Freedom with Color” River Oaks Arts Square Center (Small Gallery)
Various Works – St. Francis Cabrini Hospital (Solo)
Various Works – Rapides Regional Hospital (Solo)

RESIDENCIES

2012 – 2016
River Oaks Square Arts Center, Resident Artist

2015
Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (NISDA)
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