Lynne Edwards retired from her professional career in business consulting in 2001 and finally found time for her artistic desires. She recently moved back to California from Bellingham Washington where she was very involved in the artist’s community. Once retired, she became a serious self taught wildlife photographer and began traveling throughout the world for the opportunities that nature allows us to experience if one is patient to stop, look and listen. Lynne’s desire is always to capture the “raw” moment of nature while enjoying the uniqueness and beauty of every “critter” she encounters.
She has not put down the camera but has picked up the paint brush and is now painting her photographs using a watercolor batik process. All of her current work at the Gold Country Artist Gallery is original watercolors from some of her favorite wildlife photographs. The batik process combines watercolors and wax on rice paper using a layering process. Painting allows Lynne to interpret her photographs in an entirely new manner through color and composition. Some of the images you may see are those of big cats from Africa or India; whales or bears from Alaska; penguins and marine from the Antarctic; or little cats from the local humane society.
Lynne has been showing her work in various venues throughout California and Washington and has received recognition in numerous art shows. She can be contacted via her website or email.