LYNN SANDERS BIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHY

“My life has always had an element of creativity, and although I was passionate about art in my youth, in college I decided to pursue what seemed like a more reasonable degree: Marketing.  I spent the next 20 years building a successful career in real estate management and advertising, but something was always missing.  It wasn’t until 2006 that the artistic fire I’d long ago given up was re-lit and I began painting again.

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.

Growing up surrounded by the Louisiana bayous and backwater has inspired my abstract landscapes.  The topographical features of this state serve as the foundation for my abstract imagery, and the result is that these works are as layered as the Louisiana mud.  In their simplest form they are a nod to Rothko, beginning with specific color regions that blend to create a horizon as the piece evolves.  Many of my paintings allow the viewer to observe the piece in both directions, and at various installations I have had the experience of turning a horizontal piece vertical and finding its true power there.”

Lynn Sanders resides with her husband and teenage son in Alexandria, Louisiana. Her Gallery/Studio are located in a charming old warehouse downtown.

EDUCATION

1991 BS Louisiana Tech University 

RESIDENCIES

2012 - Present, Artist in Residence – River Oaks Center for the Arts, Alexandria, LA 
2015 – Nantucket Island School of Design and Arts 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018 
Group Show, Soren Christenson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Group Show, Soren Christenson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Group Show, Gregg Irby Gallery, Atlanta, GA 
Group Show, River Oaks Square Center for the Arts, Alexandria, LA 
Solo Show, Canon and Dean Design, Dallas, TX 

2017 
Solo Show, Soren Christenson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Group Show, Soren Christenson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Group Show, Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC 
Group Show, River Oaks Square Center for the Arts, Alexandria, LA 

2016 
Solo Show, Dixon Smith, Baton Rouge, LA 
Group Show, River Oaks Square Center for the Arts, Alexandria, LA 
Solo Show, Muse, Lafayette, LA 
Solo Show, Palladio Group, Memphis, TN 

2015 
Solo Show, River Oaks Square Center for the Arts, Alexandria, LA 
Group Show, Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, Nantucket, MA 
Group Show, The Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA 
Group Show, The Palladio Group, Memphis, TN 
Group Show, Dixon Smith, Baton Rouge, LA 

2014 
Group Show, Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA 
Solo Show, Russo Group, Lafayette, LA 
Group Show, View Gallery, Jackson, MS 
Group Show, Van Gogh Gala, Alexandria, LA 

PUBLICATIONS

The Cottage Journal, Birmingham, AL Winter 2013 
Country French Magazine, Fall/ Winter 2014 
Delta Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016 
Modern Luxury Interiors Magazine, 2018