Lynne Flemons is an Australian artist currently based in Canberra, ACT. She has a BA (Visual) from the Australian National University (ANU), a Postgrad Bachelor of Teaching, Western Sydney University, and a Master of Philosophy (Visual Art) ANU.
She has exhibited her work widely through her involvement in residencies, solo and group exhibitions at both regional and commercial galleries in Australia and abroard. Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia and internationally including the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ireland and many others.
Lynne has been awarded numerous art residencies in Australia and Europe, including at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery in Tasmania, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ireland and Serlachius Museum, Finland.
- Artist in Residence at Serlachius Museum, Finland
- Fellowship at Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ireland
- Solo exhibition in Seattle
What medium do you work with, and why have you chosen them?
I use Acrylic on polycotton, canvas and board. I particularly like working on a smooth surface. Acrylic paint is flexible and quick drying which suits the way I work.
How does your artwork get from initial concept to exhibition stage?
My work develops from site visits. A body of work is usually made from one particular site, or idea. Once I have chosen a theme and place, I work in the field, on location making drawings, walking and looking, feeling and observing. My work is about the experience of being in place, sensations, changes in colour, movement and pattern from changing weather for example. Drawings in pencil and in watercolour are used as source material once back in the studio to develop finished works on stretched canvas or polycotton. A body of work develops as a result of experiementation and play with colour, shape and pattern.
Can you tell us a little more about your creative working environment/studio?
My studio is a lovely airy space looking out on to parkland. It has six large windows that provide natural light. My studio is a 5 minute drive, or a 20 minute walk from where I live. I work in an art complex with other artists. We each have our own studios. I work here most days.