Lynn LeTourneau

Lynn LeTourneau

 

 

 

About Lynn LeTourneau

Artist Statement

 

Painting abstractly connects me to an intuitive, emergent source. A visual language of personal and archetypal images will appear bridging the inner and outer worlds.  I rely on my heart, body and instincts to guide me.  I discern, make choices and the painting mirrors back to me how to proceed.  Applying rhythmic layers of color onto canvas, I make use of a variety of tools such as the palette knife, rubber tips, pastel, acrylic and oil paint.  The surface itself can tell a story as much as the colors that are used.

These paintings are reflections that mirror our commonality.  This is where the real magic occurs and is deeply satisfying when the viewer connects to my art and understands yes, I know what this feels like.

 "Angel Wing" expresses the dynamic experience of a wing opening, ready to fly and soar over our personal worlds to witness a more comprehensive view. Master painters such as Henri Matisse, Willem De Kooning, Gerhard Richter and Zhu Dequn have been inspirational for my artwork.  Harmonic playful and contextual interplays of color begin to demonstrate the infinite stream of information in the abstract universe of paint and canvas.

Angel Wing, acrylic,oil,3x3'

Angel Wing, acrylic,oil,3x3'

Biography

Lynn LeTourneau's paintings are abstract, energetic and colorful diving into the essence of life.

Lynn is teaching a class Painting Inside/Out that is a four step process to connect to your Inner Muse and find your Unique Voice in paint.  She wishes to share what she has learned with her community so they too can discover a sense of creative freedom, confidence and joy in self-expression.  She is presently involved in developing a website EvolutionArt - a global call to artists of all media whose intention is to shift our world view for the good of the whole.

She has exhibited in museums and galleries here in the USA as well as throughout Argentina and Italy and is represented by Trevisan, an international art community shown in galleries, museums and catalogues.   Her artwork has been selected for several publications published by World Wide Art Books, Trevisan International and  a Swiss  magazine RivierArt.

Represented by Studio 26, Lynn LeTourneau showed her paintings at the LA Art Show, the Art Expo NY and the Affordable Art Fair and with Studio 26 Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC. She is presently represented in Laguna Beach with an art representative.

Lynn is a juried member of the Santa Barbara Abstract Art Collective , Carpinteria Arts Center and the Santa Barbara Art Association. She is an affiliate of Bell Arts Factory.

Ms. LeTourneau is a New York City native who studied at the Arts Students League and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.

Lynn  paints and teaches classes   at the Bell Arts Factory, Studio 84, Ventura, California.  Her work can be found in galleries along the California Coast and is enjoyed by many collectors.
 

Lynn LeTourneau painting at her studio

Lynn LeTourneau painting at her studio

Art Review by Paola Trevisan, Trevisan International Art  www.trevisan-international-art.com/

Lynn Le Tourneau’s paintings are filled with an element of magnetism and color that is not confined by the two-dimensional nature of the canvas, and produces works with great communicative power: they are the result of her freely surrendering and being guided by intuitions that come from her unconscious mind but also from her irrepressible desire to look deeply into her own soul.  Perhaps it is the art itself that suggests this unconfined reflection?  The artist wants to discover sensations, feelings, hazy or forgotten memories buried or hidden in the innermost recesses of her inner world.  And so images, scenes and traces of memory emerge from her subconscious via this introspective route, and are effectivey delivered on to the canvas by vibrant abstractions, full of color and gestural expressiveness.

The artist pursues a constant innovative and experimental search under the influence of the impulses that she also receives from the irrestible draw of nature.  Immersed in her vital energy, in its charm, and at the same time, in her own inner imagination, she  gives us unique works of intense lyricism held in a moment of eternity.  Vivid interplay of light penetrates through the vibrant, formal compositions of color to display the different washes of paint: the use of sharp gestural expressiveness accentuates the harmonious, shifting effects of light, making the resultant picture fascinating and captivating.  Her works, saturated in color, capture the intense rhythm and subtle balance created by the skillful, decisive hand of the artist: in a clearly perceptible arrangement that reveals the inner, deeper accord, it produces paintings full of dynamism and nuance.

The artist feels totally at ease ranging across the palette of differnet tones that stand out and interact in her paintings: from the strong, bold shades of red, yellow, blue and orange to the paler and more delicate hues.

In the work of Lynn Le Tourneau the emotional value responds not only to the purely pictorial needs but also those of communication: it leads to a profound, refined abstractionism where spirituality, the sublime and perception are intertwined to encounter our senses by merging into an inviting melody.

 

 

RESUME

Lynn LeTourneau - Bell Arts Factory, Studio 84 - 432 Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001

 

Education

2008 Atelier 809 Painting Classes with Jill Sattler, Santa Barbara, CA

2004-07 Adult Education, S.B City College, Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking/Monotypes, Figurative Sculpture Santa Barbara, CA

200-02 Bela Basci Art Studio-Figurative Sculpture, Santa Barbara, CA

1990-94 Fort Mason Center, Figurative Sculpture, San Francisco, CA 1983-84

1983-84 Antioch University West, B.A., Psychology and Hindu Studies, San Francisco, CA 1968-69

1968-69 Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1964-67

1964-67 Arts Students League, NYC

 

Gallery Representation

2016 Bill Bradfield, Art Rep associated with Laguna Beach, NYC

2013-15 Studio 26 Gallery, NYC

2012 -14 LagunaArt.com, Laguna Art Group, Laguna Beach, CA

2011-16 Trevisan International, Bologna, Italy

2012 Gallery 104, San Clemente, CA

2010-11 Artist Alley, San Francisco, CA

 

Recent Selected Juried Exhibitions

2016 Abstract Art Collective Member's Show, JCC, Santa Barbara, CA

2016 New Work, Atrium Gallery, Ventura, CA

2016  Summer Selections, Abstract Art Collective, JCC, Santa Barbara, CA 

2016 Going Abstract, Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA

2016 ArtSee Show, Faulkner Gallery, Abstract Art Collective, Santa Barbara, CA

2016 Off the Wall auction for Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2016 Abstracts Show, Atrium Gallery, Ventura, CA   Honorable Mention Award

2015 Collectors Reception, City Hall, Ventura CA

2015 Women in Art: Viewpoints, WAV Gallery, Ventura CA

2015 Meisel Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 LA Art Show, LA, Studio 26 Gallery, NYC

2014 Beyond your Wildest Dreams, Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 Coastal Community Cancer Center, Ventura CA

2014 Voices, Abstract Art Collective, Jewish Community Center, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 Casa Gallery, CASA Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 College of Law Holiday Group Show, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 Nativa Interiors, Solana Beach, CA

2014 Laguna Art Group juried Artwalk Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2013 New York Art Expo, Studio 26 Gallery, NYC

2013 Affordable Art Fair, Studio 26 Gallery, NYC

2013 Studio 26 Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

2013 Trevisan International, San Valentine, Vico del Gargano, Italy

2012 Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2012 Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, International Contemporary Masters, LV, NV

2012 Trevisan International, Estense Castle, Liberated Dreams, Ferrara, Italy

2012 Gallerie de Marchi, Little Treasures, Bologna, Italy

2011 Barak-Art Exhibition Salon, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

2011 Ideal, Provincial Cultural Centre, Venado Tuerdo, Santa Fe, Argentina

2011 Museum of the Americas, Contemporary International Art IV, Miami, FL

2011 Tool Room Gallery, en Rojo, Ventura, CA

2011 855 Arts Center, In the Abstract, Carpinteria, CA

2011 Vita Art Center, Women and Strength, Ventura, CA

2011 Sylvia White Gallery, Be a Saint, Ventura, CA

2010 Santa Clarita City Hall, Why Abstract?, Santa Clarita, CA

2009-11 Gallery at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Spring, Summer, Fall, Ventura, CA

2009 Santa Barbara Art Association, Abstract Show, Santa Barbara. CA

2008 Santa Barbara Printmakers, Annual Juried Show, Santa Barbara, CA

2008 The Frameworks Caruso-Woods Contemporary Art Gallery, Buddha Abides, Santa Barbara, CA

2007, 10 Artist Union Gallery, Erotic Show, Ventura, CA

2006 Festival of Art and Jazz, S.B. Arts Association, Santa Barbara, CA

2006 County Government Center Juried Competition, Ventura CA

2006 Mixed-Media Art Show + Auction, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Creative Flame Show, Gallery 113, Santa Barbara CA

2012 Ventura College, Abstract Show with Andrea Vargas, Santa Paula, CA

2011 Elements Restaurant, Solo Show, Santa Barbara, CA

2007 Sea Breeze Art Gallery, Regeneration, Ventura, CA

2006 Sea Breeze Art Gallery, Essence Artworks, Ventura, CA

2006 Allegory, Essence of Woman, with Lynn Creighton, Ventura, CA

 

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Ventura Art Walk, Ventura, CA

2014 The Arts Fund Gallery, Feast Your Eyes Fundraiser, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 Bell Arts ArtWalk Festival, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA

2011, 10, 09 Ojai Center for the Arts, Santa Barbara Printmakers Members Only Show, Ventura, CA

2011, 12 Vita Art Center Gallery, Anonymous Fund-raiser, Ventura, CA

2011, 12 Artists Alley, San Francisco, CA

2010, 12 Ojai Art Detour, Ojai, CA

2009 Ojai Center for the Arts, Santa Barbara Printmakers Exhibition, Ojai, CA

2009 Discovery Gallery, Inkspots of San Buenaventura, Ventura, CA

2009 Gallery 255, Inkspots Member Show – Off the Plate, Ventura, CA

2008 Gallery 1029, Seven Secrets by Atelier 809, Santa Barbara, CA

2006-11 Artist Union Gallery, Ventura, CA

2006 Santa Barbara Art Association, Gallery 113 Santa Barbara, CA

2005-12 Ventura ArtWalks, Ventura, CA

2001-05 Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Bibliography

2016 Studio Visit Magazine Vol 36,36 (juried)

2013 Important World Artists, Volume 1, World Wide Art Books

2013 Energia Creativa, Trevisan International

2013 Trevisan International, San Valentine Catalogue

2013 The Artist Book, ShowArtists Publication

2013 International Contemporary Masters Volume VII, World Wide Art Books

2012 RivierArt Magazine, Trevisan International Art, Liberated Dreams, Switzerland

2012 International Contemporary Masters Volume VI, World Wide Art Books

2012 Trevisan International Little Treasures Catalogue

2011 Trevisan International Liberated Dreams Catalogue

2011 International Contemporary Masters Volume V, World Wide Art Books

2009 Ventura Spring Art Walk pamphlet, Magical Landscape, oil on canvas, on cover

2007 Ventura County Star, Regeneration Show interview, Ventura, CA

2006 Artist Union Gallery, Newsletter, interview, Ventura, CA

2005 Ventura County Star, article on Sea Breeze Art Gallery

 

Affiliations

2015 Santa Barbara Critique Group, Santa Barbara, CA

2014-16 Abstract Art Collective, Santa Barbara, CA

2010 -15 Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA

2010-11 Artists Alley, San Francisco, CA

2006-10 Artist Union Gallery, Membership Committee Chair, Ventura, CA

2005-09 Sea Breeze Art Gallery, Ventura, CA

2005- Ventura County Potters’ Guild

1999-05 The Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild, Santa Barbara, CA

Chair of Programs Committee, 2001-2002

1997-99 The Clay Studio, San Francisco, CA

1995-99 San Francisco Women’s Art Gallery, Artist Council 1998-99

1995-00 San Francisco Sculptors Co-op, San Francisco, CA

 

Collections

NYC, Santa Barbara, San Francisco Bay area, Laguna Beach, Ventura

 

Related Work Experience/Professional Experience

2016  Teaching Painting Inside/Out Classes in Ventura, CA

2015 Judge, Westlake Village Art Guild, Open Juried Show

2004 Art In Motion After School Program/Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Housing Authority

2002-03 Work Training Programs, Art Club, Santa Barbara, CA

1999 Sculptor for the independent movie "In the Wake, written and directed by Erica Jordan, San Francisco, CA