Paintings of Louisiana-based Artist Francque Lynn


Photo of Francque Lynn

Photo of Francque Lynn

 

American artist Francque Lynn exhibits her paintings primarily in local Louisiana art galleries, including Pineapple Gallery and Pizzella Fine Art, as well as the home decor shops Rustic House LA, and Gild Home Decor.  You will find her work currently on display at the St. Tammany Art exhibition through the 20th of August. Find the full exhibition details here.

 

Francque Lynn recently exhibited at RAW

Francque Lynn recently exhibited at RAW Underground Exhibition

 

Above is an event photo at the RAW Underground exhibition where Francque Lynn recently exhibited her paintings.

 

Nautical, Franque Lynn painting with metallic hues, 40 x 16 inches.

Nautical, Franque Lynn painting with metallic hues, 40 x 16 inches.

 

One of Francque Lynn’s latest textural painting, available for purchase, Nautical (above) is a work that the artist created in a vertical format incorporating impasto depth and a mix of swirling paint in contrasting dark and light tones in her own controlled painting process. Another lovely, light and airy example of the artist’s use of a variation on this technique is the painting titled Elation, and Divinity with muted color tones.

 

Elation- 40x36"- Acrylic

Elation, Francque Lynn, acrylic painting 40 x 36 inches

 

Divinity, Francque Lynn

Divinity, Francque Lynn

 

Francque Lynn’s series of paintings with built-up impasto surfaces include the titles Vertigo and Roots.

 

Close up detail view of a thick textural impasto area of Franque Lynn's painting titled Vertigo

Close up detail view of a thick textural impasto area of Franque Lynn’s painting Vertigo

 

Above, is a close up detail photo that gives an idea of the three-dimensionality of the thick blue paint impasto area in Vertigo, and below, a photograph of Roots another of her highly textural paintings.

 

Roots, Francque Lynn

Roots, Francque Lynn

 

Francque Lynn is an autodidact painter, and although she has no art school education has gained extensive knowledge of the arts while working under apprenticeship to artist John Lambert. With Lambert, she primarily concentrated on mural painting and  currently has three standing murals in various parts of the state of Michigan. But Her abstract painting skills and process-based painting techniques Francque says she “learned through trial and error.”

 

Horizons, Francque Lynn

Horizons, Francque Lynn

 

Her love of art is like a deep tap-root directly to her painter Grandmother. Francque Lynn describes some of childhood memories of watching her Grandmother paint, and how she felt, “awestruck by her abilities.” Her Grandmother would hold Francque Lynn’s hand in hers guiding the brush and showing her how to produce various brushstrokes. “This was my defining moment, the moment I decided I wanted to paint,” says Francque Lynn– “Since that time I have grown into an artist.”

 

Wildfire, Francque Lynn

Wildfire, Francque Lynn

To this day Francque Lynn’s Grandmother Fran Burdo, keeps Francque Lynn’s very first painting on display in her home. Here is a sample painting by Fran Burdo that clearly shows the source for textural and other influences in Francque Lynn’s paintings.

 

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Painting by Francque Lynn’s Grandmother Fran Burdo

 

Francque Lynn also says,  “I’m proud of where I have been, and have every intention of continuing to move forward. I take much of the inspiration for my artwork from memories and my surroundings.”

Across the Water, Francque Lynn

Across the Water, Francque Lynn

 

For those interested in purchasing painting from Francque Lynn, she would like you to contact her via her website here and feel free to follow her on Instagram here.

 

Francque Lynn

Francque Lynn

 

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Autodidact Artist Brady Boyd Advises All to Try Their Hand at Artmaking

Grass, Brady Boyd

Grass, Brady Boyd

Autodidact painter Brady Boyd lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA, where he expresses his interpretations of the world around him with thick strokes of paint.

Although he’s never studied art formally, Brady advises everyone and anyone to try their hand at creating art of ANY sort, even if you do not think of yourself as a creative or artistic person.

“I have never been able to draw very well at all,” says Brady, and it was because of this, that he assumed he wouldn’t be able to paint or create art.  He now refers to this assumption as one of his biggest regrets, causing him to wait or delay expressing himself with paint. Yet now, art has become an integral part of his life. “Creating has become my passion and has been the catalyst for much of my spiritual and emotional growth. For you NEVER know what you are capable of until you try.”

Sun, Brady Boyd

Sun, Brady Boyd

Brady considers his young son a strong influence on his creative work, saying–  “I am a self-taught abstract expressionist. I have a two year old son named Myles. I credit Myles for all the positivity that you will see in my art. It’s because of him that I am able to perceive the world with new eyes. He has most definitely helped me explore my creative side and believe in myself. One might say that he’s my Muse.”

Pond, Brady Boyd

Pond, Brady Boyd

Brady’s paintings are colorfully imbued representations of phenomena from the natural world incorporating process-painting, or poured-paint techniques, impasto and texturing. As Brady himself says, “I draw inspiration from the visual experience our beautiful world provides and heavily implement natural forces such as gravity and wind in my work. I attempt to convey my interpretation of the energies I experience all around me onto the canvas for you to experience. Vivid color, depth and the use of three-dimensional objects and scenes are presented on a traditionally two-dimensional workspace.”

Rain, Brady Boyd

Rain, Brady Boyd

The artist uses his impasto painting techniques differently on each canvas to create unique textures in keeping with the title of each, such as in Pond, above. Or as Brady says–“Mood and music are also a heavy influence in what I paint and show in my pieces. I have never experienced anything as beautiful and fulfilling as creating art.”

“Showing my other side, ALL sides, to the world has been an incredible journey for me. I hope that while viewing my art you’re able to see that vulnerability, depth and beauty that live and lie in our world and in every one of us,” says Brady Boyd.

Lightning, Brady Boyd

Lightning, Brady Boyd

View more of artist Brady Boyd’s artworks on his website www.BradyBoydArt.com

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