Lynn Abbott

Joined December 2009

Both an award-winning artist and freelance writer, Abbott has an international background; she has worked in both the United States and...

“An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and the shadows, in addition sees something else: the possibility of changing the picture, of making the lights prevail over the shadows” Felix Adler

Light and water take center stage in nearly every Lynn Abbott composition. Actually that isn’t surprising. As the only daughter of an oceanographer, Abbott lived in coastal and sunny communities for most of her growing up years. But her connection to sun and sea reaches much deeper than that.

She explains, "As a cancer survivor, I find myself drawn to compositions that feature both water and light because each reflects hope and abundant life. For me, both celebrate the power to overcome life’s shadows. And all of us certainly encounter darkness and shadow in this world. Yet, even in the midst of difficulty, illness, pain or grief, I have often observed the truth of C.S. Lewis’ words, ‘The shadow proves the sunshine.’ In fact, I believe that light overcomes darkness and streams can flow in the desert. And I am passionate about sharing that hope through my art.”

Both an award-winning artist and freelance writer, Abbott has an international background; she has worked in both the United States and Great Britain.

Abbott is a member of the Oil Painters of America. She is currently represented by Brush Strokes Gallery and the 810 Weekend Gallery. Both galleries are located in Virginia. She is also a member of several regional art associations.

  • Joined: December 2009

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