Featured Artist - Lynne Buchanan - Artist Portfolio Magazine
Artist Statement Lynne Buchanan is a contemporary abstract painter. Educated with a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting, she taught art in public schools for 22 years. After retiring from teaching, she began painting full time. She participates in area art organizations, serving on several boards. Her work has been juried into many local, regional and state competitions and she has won numerous awards. What does my Art mean? I used to paint barns, cactus and old buildings since they represent memories from my childhood visits to rural Kansas and New Mexico. In my journey back to Abstraction, I draw especially on memories of New Mexico landscapes. Whether real or imagined, there is a secure and peaceful feeling when I paint these memories. My work focuses on marks and layers that I cover and uncover and ultimately use to solve a visual puzzle. For me, abstract art is an elusive relationship of challenges and rewards. My hope is that the viewer will connect with the story and experience the visual joy.