Lynne Boezaart

 

Lynne Boezaart
lynnehb@charter.net                                           616.402.6431

Lynne resumed making art in 2010 after a nearly 35-year hiatus. She has studied with various West Michigan artists, taking classes and workshops whenever she can.

The Summer Pasture…….. 11 x 14″

 

In 2012 Lynne joined a group of artists to paint en plein air,  and was hooked and she now paints en plein air almost exclusively.  In 2013  Lynne formed Ottawa Shores Plein Air, which hosts twice-monthly paintouts for artists of all skill-levels, working in any medium. You can find Ottawa Shores Plein Air on Facebook.

Dune in Spring, Kirk Park 11 x 14″

Making art out-of-doors presents its challenges – the weather, insects, curious on lookers, to name a few – but a photo reference is a poor substitute for the experience of painting from life.
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Lynne says,“The things that make plein air painting challenging are the same things that make it so interesting and enjoyable. Brushing the snowflakes from your palette; feeling the heat radiate from the sand on the beach; or having a finch light on your easel – those kind of external elements cannot help but influence the painting in front of you.”

Art Membership

Ottawa Shores Plein Air (founder, coordinator)
Lakeshore Visual Arts Collaborative
Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, board member
Grand Haven ArtWalk, former board member and Youth Competition chair

Awards:

2018 Ottawa County Art Trust, purchase award
2017 Windmill Island Plein Air Competition,   1st place
2015 Lakeland Artists, Fall Show, 2nd place
2015 Wine About Winter, honorable mention
2014 Lakeland Artists, Spring Show, 3rd place
2013 Wine About Winter, honorable mention
2013 Lakeland Artists, Fall Show, 2nd place
2012 Lakeland Artists Fall Show, Connie Obits Memorial

Juried exhibits:

2018 Ottawa County Art Trust
2018 Holland Friends of Art Spring Show
2018 Spring Lake Adventure
2018 Winter Arts Festival, Gallery Uptown
2016 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition
2016 Gallery Uptown Winter Arts Festival
2016 Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts
2015 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition
2015 Gallery Uptown Winter Arts Festival
2014 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition
2013 West Michigan Regional Art Competition (Lowell)